Gulfport, Miss. – Two individuals were convicted in connection with making a false statement to a federal officer, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent-in-Charge Jermicha L. Fomby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jackson Field Office.
Stevie Allen Stoudenmier, Jr., 37, of Hattiesburg, pled guilty to the federal felony of unauthorized possession of an identity document with intent to defraud the United States. Kimberly Ann Hinton, 31, also of Hattiesburg, was sentenced for the related offense of misprision of felony in connection with a material misrepresentation to a National Park Service Law Enforcement Ranger.
According to court documents, on February 4, 2021, a National Park Service Ranger conducted a traffic stop of Stoudenmier in the Gulf Islands National Seashore, Davis Bayou location in Jackson County. Stoudenmier was driving a vehicle registered to Hinton with Hinton as the front seat passenger. When Stoudenmier identified himself to the Law Enforcement Ranger, Stoudenmier gave the Ranger the name, Social Security Number, date of birth and other stolen identity information of a man from Picayune, Mississippi. Hinton then produced the Identification Card of the victim.
Stoudenmier was issued misdemeanor citations in the name of the victim from Picayune. Later, the victim contacted the Government after receiving the summons for the citations and notice to appear in federal court in Gulfport. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Park Service investigated the complaint and Defendant Stoudenmier was identified using official law enforcement “body-cam” video of the traffic stop and “body-cam” video regarding a separate incident with Stoudenmier and Hinton using the same ID card with the Biloxi Police Department.
Hinton, who previously pled guilty, was sentenced to “time served” (effectively five months and one day), as well as to pay a $1,500 fine and to serve one year of supervised release.
Stoudenmier is scheduled to be sentenced on November 15, 2022, and faces a maximum sentence of 5 years in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
The case was investigated by the FBI, the National Park Service, and the Biloxi Police Department.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Stan Harris is the prosecutor for the case.