Sentencing set in Mississippi gun case

By The Associated Press

OXFORD — A man is scheduled for sentencing in January for his role in a scheme to purchase a gun for a convicted felon.

The federal indictment in Mississippi says Ralphial Magell Shumpert arranged for the purchase of a .45 caliber pistol because he was “into it” with some other people. A woman who was not indicted bought the gun at a pawn shop in Verona and it ended up in the hands of Garrett Birmingham, a convicted felon.

Shumpert pleaded guilty in September. He is scheduled for sentencing Jan. 31 in U.S. District Court in Oxford.

Birmingham also has pleaded guilty in the case, but his sentencing date has not been set.