Hearing set over evidence in gun case

The Associated Press

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.