Thursday, September 8, 2016

Thug hits for the cycle: 3 life sentences.

Madison-Rankin Counties' District Attorney Michael Guest issued the following press release:


Madison County Man Receives Three Life Sentences after Being Convicted of Armed Robbery, 
Kidnapping and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

    Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that James Lee Brent was convicted by a jury of armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  He was convicted as a violent habitual offender and was sentenced to serve three life sentences. 

    Brent had previously been convicted of armed robbery twice in 2002 and perjury twice in 2003.  All convictions four were in Madison County.

    On November 12, 2015, the Canton Police Department spoke with the victim who was working at a Nissan supplier in Canton.  The victim noticed his car had a flat tire so he went to the Shell station to get air where he was approached by Brent and was told to give him all of his money.  When he told Brent that he did not have any money, the victim was then forced to drive to an ATM in Gluckstadt. 

    Once they arrived at the ATM, the victim opened the door and ran toward a nearby business and Brent stole the car and sped away.  The victim saw a Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy at a gas station and ran to him and advised him of what had just occurred. 

The stolen vehicle, a 2008 Chrysler Sebring, was placed on NCIC and law enforcement was advised to be on the lookout for the vehicle. Later that same day, the Jackson Police Department located the stolen vehicle parked at a house on Lampton Avenue. Brent ran from the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended by JPD. Brent was transported to the Canton Police Department, where he admitted to stealing the vehicle which resulted in Brent being charged with kidnapping and armed robbery.

DA Guest stated, “Brent is a seven time convicted felony. He has now been convicted of four violent felonies and three other felonies. Brent has done nothing in his life but break our laws and society is better off with him serving three life sentences in prison than being free to walk our streets.”

DA Guest concluded, “Law enforcement provided our office the evidence we needed to prove to the jury the guilt of Brent. I want to thank the Canton Police Department and the Jackson Police Department for their work and cooperation in capturing and bringing to justice a violent career criminal.”

District Attorney Michael Guest was sworn into office in January 2008 and represents the Twentieth Judicial District, Madison and Rankin Counties. For more information regarding the District Attorney’s office, please visit www.daguest.com. Please follow us on Facebook, www.daguest.com or download our app @ DA Guest.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Proves the criminal justice system works best when all law enforcement agenies work together.

Anonymous said...

Life sentence without a homicide means there is no faith in corrections in Mississippi. I guess this is just, the director of corrections and all of his cronies are headed to federal pound me in the @$$ prison.

Seems the first two stents in prison could have done something to turn this life around but the leadership in the prison system thought making money was more important than rehabilitating criminals.

Anonymous said...

Yes 8:56 it is the prison system officials fault - what a hell of a concept. There fault because they didn't rehabilitate this crook and send him back into society as a perfect, church going, boy scout leader.

No - you need to recognize that some folks are not rehabitable or don't want to be redeemed. Some folks like what they see as easy life of crime rather than having to work for a living.

Anonymous said...

8:56, seems like the thug would have learned something in the first two stents in prison. Prison is to punish the criminals and protect the people from criminals. He just didn't get a long enough sentence or they were too nice to him while he was in prison. Put the fault where it should be, on the criminal.

Anonymous said...

When you have lots of folks serving life for non-violent drug offenses (which is quite unjust), it's hard to shed a tear when a violent criminal gets the same come-uppance.

Anonymous said...

It is spelled " Stints".

Anonymous said...

CRIME IN GLUCKSTADT!!!!!!! HORRORS!!!!

Randy Wallace said...

"Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it. Well, he gets it."

Anonymous said...

Make your jokes about Gluckstadt, but there's a reason I choose to live there. I've lived in Jackson (corner of South and Gallatin St) in the Iron Works Building.

You know what I still have? My TVs and virtually violent crime-free neighborhood.

Laugh away, but one of us will still have our stuff in 5 years.

Anonymous said...

@10:51- There's violent crime in Gluckstadt only because there is wall around the city of Jackson to keep these thugs contained in the cesspool from which they come.

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