Thursday, January 12, 2017

Carjackers sentenced

U.S. Attorney Greg Davis issued the following statement:

Two Jackson Men Sentenced to 60 months in Armed Carjacking Case

Jackson, Miss - Gregory Hines, age 20 and Deontra Deon Paige, age 19, both of Jackson, were sentenced on January 10, 2017 before U.S. District Judge David Bramlette III to a term of 60 months in federal prison, after having previously pled guilty in U.S. District Court to armed carjacking, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis.

The crime took place on February 6, 2016 at a residence in Jackson. The victims, a husband and wife, had arrived home for the evening, when the wife decided to retrieve her Bible from their vehicle. As she attempted to do so, the defendants approached her, both bearing firearms. The defendants ordered her out of the vehicle and demanded the keys. The husband located the keys and tossed them to the defendants. The defendants left in the vehicle where Jackson Police Department officers subsequently apprehended them in the drive thru of the Burger King restaurant on Terry Road in Jackson. Jackson Police Department officers were able to locate the weapons used in the carjacking.

Hines and Paige’s 60 months’ terms of imprisonment shall be immediately followed by a three-year term of supervised release and they were both further ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $1,500.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with the Jackson Police Department, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Abe McGlothin, Jr.


Anonymous said...

Prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney. At least it WAS NOT a Hinds county judge. If it had of been; it would have been a slap on the wrist, then they could go on with there criminal activities in and around the Jackson area.

Anonymous said...

five years is not proportional to the crime; its a bit more than a slap on the wrist, but not much. they do have to serve a minimum of 85% of the five...

Anonymous said...

However carjacking, like other common crimes, is not an area of federal jurisdiction, no matter what the federal laws say. Go check the Constitution.

Anonymous said...

well Congress and the SCOTUS disagrees with your scholarly acumen...

Anonymous said...

Why was this in Federal court?

Anonymous said...

Nevermind, I found the law.

Should have given them at least 15 years. To me, an armed robber is implying that they will kill someone over a piece of property. Someone like that cannot be trusted to be free among others. 5 years is nothing but a slap on the wrist.

Anonymous said...

Bet they were wishing Green would be the judge. They would not have had to spend a night in jail. Guess this judge was not for sale.

Anonymous said...

Why was this investigated by the ATF? and prosecuted as federal?

Anonymous said...

With the recent carjacking at the Baptist, maybe it is time that the Feds take over all these carjacking cases, get some swift justice and deserving punishment

Ban The Use Of Hinds Courts said...

And please don't say something stupid like...."Because a firearm was displayed".

It was not on federal property, didn't involve any federal employees, didn't involve a federal grant or federal equipment, had nothing to do with bombs or bomb-making and wasn't interstate transport of alkeehaul.

Why federal indeed!

Anonymous said...

At least we won't see them for 5 years!!!

Anonymous said...

I'd let Gregory Hines tap dance his way into my car...

Anonymous said...

Some of you privileged assholes just don't understand the concept of social justice. You don't understand the challenges that young Mr. Hines and Mr. Paige have faced up until this point in their lives. Can you not see how they might feel angry at those who have treated them like they were invisible or even worse feared them, while never failing to look for any way to profit off of them and their people. If they had faced a social justice judge like Tomie Green, they may have participated in a program that was designed to instill discipline, something they obviously need but never got because they didn't have a father or access to quality schools. No one complains when a rich kid gets sent there for something that would have sent most poor kids (and that's what young adults really are these days) to prison. Judge Green is the deffest and freshest judge in Hinds County, and I am glad we have someone like her willing to help make a difference in young people's lives.

She also make tha dopest rhymes.

Anonymous said...

The weapons were recovered by JPD. It was likely investigated by the BATFE because the weapons used violated the National Firearms Act, i.e. sawed off shotgun, illegal short barrel rifle, etc.

Help Wanted said...

Maybe they will compete against each other for "Employee of the Month". Welcome to UNICOR boys.

Merry Pason said...

1:02...'Investigated by' is one thing. 'Prosecuted by' is quite another. The investigation might have involved Rankin County, the state of Utah and The Choctaw Tribal Nation, but none of those involved themselves in the prosecution.

So, the question still remains. Why was this a federal prosecution?

Anonymous said...

Commerce clause. Federal because the car moved in interstate commerce.

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