COLUMBIA, Miss. — The son of a Hattiesburg pastor turned himself in on a gun charge the same day his father was convicted in a federal corruption case.

William Vaston Fairley, 36, surrendered on a felony warrant Monday in Marion County, where he had been indicted on possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, WDAM-TV reported (http://bit.ly/2cTqR0Z ).

He was convicted of possession of a controlled substance in 2007 in Forrest County. In April 2014, he was pulled over for an expired license plate on U.S. 98 in nearby Marion County. A report from that stop said Fairley was cooperative and told deputies he had a gun in the vehicle.

His bond was set at $10,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 13.

His father, the Rev. Kenneth Fairley, was convicted Monday on three counts of conspiracy and theft in a federal case involving money skimmed from a federal housing program.


Information from: WDAM-TV, http://www.wdam.com

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