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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 14, 2016

Jackson Man Sentenced to 120 months in Prison for Hobbs Act Robbery

 

Jackson—Jeremy Cousin, 29, of Jackson, was sentenced on November 10, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate, to 120 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for an attempted Hobbs Act Robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis. Cousin was also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine.

In the morning of August 17, 2015, Cousin attempted to rob the Super Star Gas Station located at 914 Terry Road, Jackson, Mississippi. Cousin entered the store, pulled a bandana over his face, brandished a firearm and proceeded to open the door to the area behind the counter. At that moment, the store clerk opened fire and shot Cousin in the leg. After the shooting, the store clerk called 911. The 9mm handgun that was used by Cousin was recovered from the scene.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of ATF and the Jackson Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Wansley.

Updated November 14, 2016