Repeat domestic violence abuser sentenced to 30 years in prison for drug trafficking and firearm offenses
ATLANTA - Jamaul Raheem Boyce, a multi-convicted felon with a history of committing domestic violence offenses, has been sentenced to prison after being convicted at trial for firearm and drug trafficking offenses. Boyce ran a drug trafficking operation from his Clayton County, Georgia, apartment that he shared with his girlfriend and her three young children.
“Boyce is a violent felon and domestic abuser,” said U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan. “His prior convictions for aggravated assault, aggravated stalking, aggravated battery, family violence battery, and obstruction of a law enforcement officer speak to his disregard for others and the law.”
“This investigation and sentence are another example of ATF remaining on the frontline of preventing violent crime through excellent cooperation with our law enforcement partners,” said ATF Assistant Special Agent in Charge Beau Kolodka. “Through this cooperative effort we were able to apprehend and successfully prosecute a violent and dangerous individual which posed a significant threat to the public.”
“DCS provides individuals under our supervision the resources and support they need to succeed. It is unfortunate that certain individuals chose to not take advantage of these opportunities and instead impose havoc within our communities. We are appreciative of our partners in law enforcement who helped in this effort and remain committed to protecting the citizens of Georgia,” said Brian Tukes, Deputy Director of External Affairs, Georgia Department of Community Supervision.
“The collaborative efforts of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, and our agency reflects the vision that the Clayton County Police Department will establish safer communities through partnership and collaborations. The arrest of Jamaul Raheem Boyce is the result of effective law enforcement teamwork at the state, federal, and local level. We will continue similar operations to apprehend dangerous criminals who operate in Clayton County,” said Chief Kevin Roberts, Clayton County Police Department.
According to U.S. Attorney Buchanan, the charges and other information presented in court: On June 21, 2019, a U.S. Marshals task force served a parole violation arrest warrant for Jamaul Boyce at his apartment in Clayton County. The arrest warrant was issued following Boyce’s previous arrest for aggravated assault against his girlfriend, which violated the terms of his parole. Boyce was on parole at the time for a separate domestic violence conviction against a different woman.
When deputies knocked on the door and announced their presence, Boyce’s girlfriend and her three young children complied with law enforcement’s instructions to exit the apartment. After Boyce ignored this order, deputies entered the residence and found Boyce hiding in a bedroom closet with multiple loaded firearms and bulletproof vests lying near him. The officers also saw suspected illicit drugs.
The deputies reported their findings to Clayton County police, who obtained a search warrant for the apartment. During a search that followed, Clayton County police recovered distribution quantities of methamphetamine, powder cocaine, crack cocaine, suspected heroin, and assorted pills, as well as drug distribution paraphernalia such as pill presses. Officers also discovered a loaded AR-15 style rifle with an extended magazine, two loaded handguns, two bulletproof vests, and a smoke bomb. These loaded firearms were all readily accessible to the three young children at the residence.
Jamaul Raheem Boyce, 40, of East Point, Georgia, was sentenced by U.S District Judge J.P. Boulee to 30 years in prison to be followed by a life term of supervised release. On September 19, 2022, a jury found Boyce guilty of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Georgia Department of Community Supervision, and the Clayton County Police Department.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Annalise K. Peters and Erin N. Spritzer prosecuted the case.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
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