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Jefferson County Man Sentenced for Federal Firearms Violation

BEAUMONT – A Beaumont man has been sentenced to federal prison for a firearms violation in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.

Jared Javon Bias, 28, pleaded guilty on March 2, 2022, to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone on Feb. 14, 2023.

According to information presented in court, on Jan. 21, 2021, Bias was arrested pursuant to a parole violation.  During the arrest he was observed trying to hide an object.  Further investigation revealed a backpack in the back seat which contained a loaded semiautomatic firearm.  Bias was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 4, 2021.

This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Beaumont Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachel Grove.

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Davilyn Walston

Public Affairs Officer/Law Enforcement Coordinator

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Eastern District of Texas

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