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

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

Jackson Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Bank Robbery

Jackson, Miss. – A Jackson man was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for bank robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Darren LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Mississippi. 

According to court records, on April 28, 2019, Stephen Donald Baucum, Jr., 32, entered the Bancorp South Bank at Canton Mart in Jackson and demanded money. Baucum told the tellers to put their hands up and instructed a teller to put the money in the bag he provided. He quickly left and fled in a silver Toyota Camry, which was later found to be stolen. Baucum was identified as the suspect and ultimately arrested on June 21, 2021. At the time of arrest, Baucum was found in possession of a firearm.  

Baucum pled guilty to bank robbery on October 7, 2021, in U.S. District Court in Jackson.

In addition to his prison term, Baucum was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,943 to Bancorp South Bank.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Jackson Police Department investigated the case.

Deputy Chief Erin Chalk prosecuted the case.

This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated February 10, 2022