Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Good Guys Stop Bad Guy

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

A Hattiesburg man pled guilty to unlawfully obstructing, delaying, and affecting commerce by using actual force or violence to steal a firearm from Academy Sports + Outdoors, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Brad L. Byerley, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

On November 6, 2021, Cody Jerome Cooley, 22, visited Academy Sports + Outdoors in Gulfport. Cooley approached the gun counter, where he was served by a store clerk. He then asked to see one of the handguns, a Springfield Armory XDM Elite.  The clerk gave Cooley the firearm to examine. Cooley later motioned towards another handgun in the display case. When the clerk turned his head to look at the gun, Cooley looked both ways, struck the clerk in the face with the Springfield Armory handgun, and fled from the store. This was all captured on surveillance footage.

After he fled from the store with the stolen handgun, armed civilians apprehended Cooley in a nearby restaurant parking lot. Post Miranda, Cooley admitted to taking the gun and striking the clerk.  The Springfield Armory handgun was recently shipped by Academy Sports and Outdoors from out of state to Mississippi to be sold at the store. The clerk that was struck by Cooley had to receive medical care for his injuries.

Cooley pleaded guilty to unlawfully obstructing, delaying, and affecting interstate commerce by robbery. He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 12, 2022. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment. 

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Gulfport Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Buckner is prosecuting the case.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.


Anonymous said...

That is an interesting way of getting this dumbass on Federal charges. I wish this could be done more frequently, particularly in places where the state and municipal criminal justice system take the side of the feral animals, rather than on the side of the people who pay the taxes and obey the laws.

Anonymous said...

Yikes! Didn’t he know that he could just get his baby mama to straw purchase it for him just like the saggers do here in the metro?

Anonymous said...

Dude needs to be required to get a tatoo on his forehead that says, "STUPID."

Cynical Sam from Reefer Madness said...

He was probably strung out on "medical" marijuana.

Anonymous said...

Violence is not typical of cannabis consumption. You are thinking about alcohol.

Anonymous said...

When an individual's "obstructing interstate commerce" by a grand total of one $500 item is a bigger crime than aggravated assault, there is something terribly wrong.

Sarcasm Sam, aka Cynical Sam said...

@8:13 PM Are you missing the humor/sarcasm gene? See the handle of the poster?

Anonymous said...

1:07...Well said!

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when you smoke eleven joints.

Anonymous said...

But if you've ever seen somebody high on marijuaner, uh, you can tell, they cuticles are dialated
Now I learned that in the Nar, in the Narcotics Trainin' Prevention in Tupelo MS.
They teach that ever' 6 months, and we went up there, and, to see it
And they had a boy that, that tried that marijuaner pill
And, uh, his eyes rolled back upon his head, and he liked to, he liked to kicked over
He was shakin and uh, hollerin', uh
He was hollerin' that "Trip Out" just as loud as he could
And that's what he, uh, he was actually what they call "Freakin Out"

Paul Davis

Anonymous said...

He doing what he do everyday. Doing it . Doing it everyday.

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