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Convicted felon caught trying to board plane with gun

Kendrick D. Holder Jr. Source: JCSD Kendrick D. Holder Jr. Source: JCSD
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A convicted felon has been charged with possession of a firearm after he tried to board a flight at the Laurel/Hattiesburg airport with a gun. 

Jones County deputies were dispatched to the airport on Friday after a gun was found in Kendrick D. Holder Jr.'s carry on bag, according to a news release issued by the sheriff's department. 

When authorities searched the bag a black and silver Smith & Wesson 40 caliber handgun with two rounds in the magazine was found mixed in with his clothes. 

According to the release, the gun was stolen out of Lamar County. 

A criminal history on Holder was run through Central Dispatch and revealed he was a convicted felon.  During Holder’s interview he stated he was sentenced to the Mississippi State Penitentiary in 2011 for possession of marijuana, and went back in 2012 on a violation. 

Holder was taken into custody and charged with possession of a stolen firearm and weapon, and possession of a weapon by a felon.

Holder will make his initial appearance in court Monday. 

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