OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has set a hearing Wednesday on a motion to throw out evidence in a Mississippi gun case.
Charles Williams was a passenger in his car in December 2011 when the vehicle encountered a check point set up by the Mississippi Highway Patrol and Nettleton Police Department.
Court records say the driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI. A search of the vehicle turned up a gun in the trunk.
Williams was indicted in November on charges of being a felon in possession of a gun and possessing a gun with a destroyed serial number.
Williams’ lawyer filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Oxford to suppress the evidence.
Attorney Nicole Clinkscales argues that the check point was improper and so was the search of the vehicle.