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Man gets three life sentences for Canton armed robbery, kidnapping

Source: Madison County Detention Center Source: Madison County Detention Center
MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

James Lee Brent was convicted by a jury for armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

He was convicted as a violent habitual offender and was sentenced to serve three life sentences. Brent had previously been convicted of armed robbery twice in 2002 and perjury twice in 2003.  All convictions were in Madison County.

On November 12, 2015, the Canton Police Department spoke with the victim who was working at a Nissan supplier in Canton. 

The victim noticed his car had a flat tire so he went to the Shell station to get air where he was approached by Brent and was told to give him all of his money. When he told Brent that he did not have any money, the victim was then forced to drive to an ATM in Gluckstadt. 

Once they arrived at the ATM, the victim opened the door and ran toward a nearby business and Brent stole the car and sped away. 

The victim saw a Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy at a gas station and reported the crime.

The stolen vehicle, a 2008 Chrysler Sebring, was placed on NCIC and law enforcement was advised to be on the lookout. Later that same day, the Jackson Police Department located the stolen vehicle parked at a house on Lampton Avenue. 

Brent ran from the vehicle, attempted to flee but was captured.

Brent was transported to the Canton Police Department, where he admitted to stealing the vehicle which resulted in Brent being charged with kidnapping and armed robbery.

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