A Pearl River man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a minor.

Daniel S. Dixon Jr. Tubby, 39, pleaded guilty Thursday before Chief United States District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III in Jackson.

The crime occurred within the Pearl River Community of the Choctaw Indian Reservation, officials said.

Jordan will sentence Tubby on Dec. 13, at 9 a.m. in Jackson. 

He faces a maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

Tubby is being held in the Madison County Detention Center.

Records show that he was brought in by federal marshals around 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19.

This case was investigated by the Choctaw Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kimberly Purdie. 

Representatives of the Tribal police and US Attorney’s offices were unavailable for comment as of press time.

In other crime news, an armed robbery on Carver Avenue over the weekend is under investigation.

Philadelphia police said a male and a female robbed a man in a vehicle at gunpoint. 

Investigator Bobby Pattillo said that on Saturday, a complainant advised that the male and female robbed him at gunpoint while he was sitting in his vehicle on Carver Avenue.

An undisclosed amount of cash and some personal items were taken. The incident occurred around 10:45 p.m.

“Anyone that may have witnessed anything is urged to contact the Philadelphia Police Dept or Crimestoppers,” Pattillo said.

The case is remains under investigation.