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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 10, 2022

Jackson Man Sentenced to Over Three Years in Prison for Attempted Hobbs Act Robbery

Jackson, Miss. – A Jackson man was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for attempted robbery in violation of the Hobbs Act, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  

Myke Myers, 25, was sentenced on November 10, 2022, in U.S. District Court in Jackson.

According to court documents, Myers attempted robbery of a Family Dollar in Jackson on December 20, 2021. Myers was subsequently taken into custody and admitted to his illegal actions when he pled guilty on August 2, 2022.

This case was investigated by the FBI and the Jackson Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jessica S. Terrill.

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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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated November 10, 2022