Wednesday, July 27, 2016

AC thief gets jail.

Attorney Generalissimo Jim Hood issued the following press release: 

Attorney General Jim Hood announced that a Hinds County man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to grand larceny and felon in possession of a firearm.

Tommy McGowan, 51, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hinds County Circuit Court to one count of grand larceny and one count of felon in possession of a firearm, following two arrests in unrelated incidents.

Circuit Judge Jeff Weill Sr. sentenced McGowan to five years in prison, with one of those years to serve and four of those years suspended, followed by three years of post-release supervision for grand larceny. The defendant must pay $4,177 in restitution and $1,000 to the Mississippi Crime Victim Compensation Fund. McGowan was also sentenced to serve 10 years for felon in possession of a firearm, with seven of those years to serve, three suspended, followed by three years of post-release supervision. The sentences are to run consecutively with a total number of eight years to serve behind bars. McGowan was also ordered to seek mandatory alcohol and drug treatment.

McGowan was arrested on Sept. 27, 2014, following a traffic stop by the Jackson Police Department. The defendant was in possession of two air-conditioning units which were stolen from a Jackson business. In a separate case, McGowan was arrested for threats made with a firearm on Jan. 9, 2015.

This case was investigated by the Jackson Police Department with assistance by Investigator Perry Tate of the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division.  Prosecution was handled by Special Assistant Attorney General Marvin Sanders after a recusal by the Hinds County District Attorney’s Office.


Anonymous said...

Why do judges sentence criminals to a certain number of years then suspend the majority of years, or any years at all?

Anonymous said...

This allows the Court to revoke the suspended portion if the offender does not walk a straight line after he or she is released.

Anonymous said...

Why not just let them stay in jail for the time they were sentenced? Looks like that is just another way for lawyers, bail bondsmen, and assorted legal eagles to make money of the same person in a shorter time span. Keeps our judicial system busy with the same criminals.

No A/C In Car But 2 In Crunk said...

Mussa been wunna them big-ass '78 Oldsmobile trunks to hold two A/C units.

Johnny Weir said...

Kinda sad.
1.) Ex felon can't get work due to past.criminal record.
2.) Stealing AC's only non-violent crime he can do.
3.) Man 51 years old. Still on the hustle.
4.) No one will take a chance on employment of an ex con.
5.) No skill set taught in prison.

Anonymous said...

3:51, sounds like something he should have given some thought to years ago. They should put a picture of him up in every Jackson school along with your post.

What Were You In For? said...

Actually it's not true that an 'ex con' will not be given a chance at employment. Depends on many factors. In the not too distant future, democrats will succeed in making it illegal to run criminal background checks anyway.

Anonymous said...

351. His plot in life is of his own doing. We have to get away from the idea that a criminal's predicament is a societal problem. Society's job is to hold those who operate outside of the law personally responsible. It is ultimately thier decision to break or follow the law.

Psychiatric Manual said...

11:21 - You're obviously not a part of the village it takes and you need counseling.

Anonymous said...

I thought a felon in possession of a firearm was an automatic 5 years?

Anonymous said...

Who came up with this idea society was to blame for everything. Society does not get a choice in what a person does. Who would ever decide we would have so many criminals? Who would decide we would have so many crooked politicians?
We need to find the person who started such a rumor. We also need to bitch slap the people who believe it and spread it further.

Anonymous said...

9:04 - Tune in to most any channel tonight.

Anonymous said...

That is one comedy show that I refuse to watch.

Anonymous said...

11:21... you are just plain ignorant. And, I am betting you are white and wealthy.

Anonymous said...

4:57, is that what you call a working man who does not steal? A man who prepared for life by learning a skill, getting an education, raising their family without depending on the govt. to do it.
The thieved, thugs, and criminals had the same choice. They were just not smart enough and too lazy to look forward at their future.

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