Husband Goes To Jail For Gun Crime
Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Lee McDaniel Parker, age 33, from Macon, Georgia, was sentenced to serve nine years (108 months) in prison following his earlier plea of guilty to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Marc T. Treadwell, United States District Judge, in Macon, Georgia
On December 3, 2013, at approximately 10:00 P.M., Mr. Parker returned to the Macon residence he shared with his wife and her three teenage children. Mr. Parker was subject to a court order restraining him from using or threatening to use physical force against his wife. That order stemmed from a 2012 incident where Parker pointed a gun at his wife, who was then his girlfriend. The order also prohibited Mr. Parker from possessing a firearm. Before returning home on December 3rd, Mr. Parker had attended court ordered anger management classes and had also been drinking. An argument ensued between the couple. Mr. Parker retrieved a 9mm handgun from the mattress of the bedroom and returned to the living room where he shot his wife in the hip. Mr. Parker then put on his shoes and a shirt and left in his vehicle. The police responded and Mr. Parker was apprehended by the Macon Police Department a few blocks away without incident. Hours later, during a videotaped interview by detectives, Parker boasted that he shot his wife and would do it again.
Judge Treadwell departed upwards of the 63-78 months sentencing guideline range and sentenced Mr. Parker to 108 months.
US Attorney Moore said, “The possession, much less the use, of a firearm by a prohibited person is a sure way to wind up in federal prison. Through ongoing cooperation with the local prosecutors in the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Parker will be held accountable for shooting his wife and for using a gun to commit the crime.”
The case was investigated by the Macon Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sonja B. Profit handled the prosecution for the United States.Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Pamela Lightsey at the United States Attorney’s Office (478/621-2603).