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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Richland Woman Sentenced To Prison For Threatening A Federal Agent

Jackson, Miss – Bridget Veronica Medlock, 19, was sentenced to six months in federal prison for threatening to kill a federal agent during the performance of his official duties, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Trey Lund, Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) - New Orleans Field Office. Medlock was also ordered to pay a partial fine of $1,500. She will report to the Bureau of Prisons on January 13, 2014.


Medlock pled guilty to threatening to kill a federal official on March 21, 2013. The federal agent was threatened by Medlock while making a lawful arrest. Medlock drove her car at a high rate of speed toward the officer’s government issued vehicle and further stated that she was going to kill the agent. Medlock’s offensive conduct continued as she drove away at a high rate of speed. She was finally arrested by Richland Police officers and ICE agents at a home in Richland.


“Federal officers performing their lawful duties deserve the respect and cooperation of the public. Threats made against federal officers will be taken seriously, investigated and prosecuted,” said U.S. Attorney Davis.


"U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will continue to focus resources on violent criminals who pose the greatest threat to our communities," said New Orleans Field Office Director Trey Lund. "This case illustrates our close cooperation with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to successfully prosecute dangerous individuals."

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