A Bay St. Louis man who officials say robbed an informant of marked money during a gun and drug deal has admitted he’s a felon — and he used a firearm.
Destin Dominique Johnson, 27, faces a prison term of up to 10 years at his sentencing on Feb. 1. He pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday on a charge of felon in possession of a firearm.
Johnson and another man were arrested near Pass Christian on June 27 after a confidential informant told federal agents he’d been robbed during the purchase of a .40-caliber pistol and crack cocaine.
Johnson and Rayfield “Simon” Vaughn Jr. had been targeted in an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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Johnson was on probation for mayhem, which is a crime that mutilates, disfigures or disables a person’s limb or other body part.
He was convicted of mayhem after his 2012 arrest in a Valentine’s Day assault at the Diamondhead Country Club. Hancock County officials described the assault as a “beating-for-hire” in a love-triangle dispute.
Johnson’s probation was revoked after his arrest on the firearm charge.
Vaughan is held pending trial.