Macon man pleads guilty to gun possession, faces 10 years in prison

Shakqylion Coxton pleaded guilty to one count possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Photo courtesy of Bibb County Sheriff's Office.
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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)  – A convicted felon, caught in illegal possession of a gun, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday. This is according to a news release from Peter D. Leary, the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.

Authorities identified the man as 26-year-old Shakqylion Coxton, of Macon. Coxton pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

Coxton faces a maximum sentence of ten years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release. His scheduled sentencing happens on May 19, according to the news release. 

On January 3, 2020, a Georgia State Patrol trooper pulled Coxton over for a traffic violation in Macon. When the trooper approached Coxton’s vehicle, he saw a loaded gun on the passenger seat. 

The news release says that Coxton was previously convicted of robbery by force and a felony in the Superior Court of Bibb County in July 2011.