Man faces up to 10 years in prison for stolen gun possession

Clifton James Jackson, 55. Washoe County jail booking photograph.
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO)-- A Reno man faces up to 10 years in prison after a U.S. District Court jury in Reno found him guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Clifton James Jackson, 55, faces a July 10 sentencing.

The case began in December 2018 when the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office received a report of shots fired and a man holding a gun while walking toward a business, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reports. Jackson left the scene in a truck and a deputy saw him throw something from the truck that turned out to be a gun, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Jackson and a juvenile were arrested.

Deputies recovered a 7.65mm pistol stolen from Plumas County in May 2018 and a box of ammunition.

Authorities say people can report a tip on a stolen gun at 1-888-283-3473.