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Canton Woman Sentenced To 7 Years in Prison Under Project EJECT for Illegally Possessing a Firearm as a Convicted Felon

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi

Jackson, Miss – Angela Maxine Lee, 41, of Canton, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to 84 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Lee pled guilty to the charge on October 3, 2018.

On March 8, 2018, Jackson Police officers conducted a traffic stop of a black Infiniti on Cooper Road in Jackson, Mississippi.  Lee was a passenger in the vehicle and was directed to exit the vehicle.  She was arrested for possession of marijuana and the purse she was holding was searched incident to the arrest.  In her purse was a Rossi revolver containing two live rounds of ammunition.  Lee has prior felony convictions for grand larceny in Pike County, Mississippi in 2001; for robbery in Pike County, Mississippi in 2003; and for felon in possession of a firearm in Hinds County, Mississippi in 2012. 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Jackson Police Department investigated the case.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lynn Murray.

It is part of Project EJECT, an initiative by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi under the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). EJECT is a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to fighting and reducing violent crime in Jackson through prosecution, prevention, re-entry and awareness. EJECT stands for "Empower Jackson Expel Crime Together." PSN is a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.


Updated January 29, 2019

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