Armed Home Invasion Defendant Sentenced In Federal Court
MOBILE, Ala. - Miller Jerrell Griffin, who uses a street name of “Click Down,” was sentenced this morning in federal court to 22 years imprisonment on charges of kidnapping, using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, and conspiracy to use and carry a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. The indictment alleged that one of the victims in the case, identified only by the initials of “D.H.,” was shot when Griffin and his co-defendants Brandon Jarrod Nobles and Zerrick Charles Robinson kicked in the door of their Chickasaw residence in November of 2011, yelling “FBI,” and “Police.” Griffin and the others were all armed, and they demanded money and drugs. They shot “D.H.” before kidnapping “A.E.,” the second victim, at gunpoint and demanded a ransom to ensure her release. Griffin is 31 years old and is a resident of Mobile.
Judge Kristi Dubose imposed the sentence on this morning, which consisted of a term of imprisonment of 180 months on counts one and two, followed by a consecutive term of imprisonment of 84 months, for a total prison sentence of 264 months, or 22 years. The judge ordered that Griffin also serve a term of supervised release totaling five years, which will follow his release from custody. No fine was imposed, but the judge ordered that Griffin pay $300 in mandatory special assessments.
This case was investigated by the Chickasaw Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Mobile Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Gloria Bedwell in the United States Attorney’s Office in Mobile.