Jermaine Franklin was sentenced for illegally possessing a firearm. Source: Madison County Detention Center
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
36-year-old Jermaine Franklin, of Vicksburg, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves to 60 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
On January 23, 2016, officers with the Vicksburg Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Franklin. Following the traffic stop, Franklin ran away, but was later captured.
Officers recovered a loaded 9mm firearm, cocaine and a quantity of U.S. currency from the vehicle. Franklin was arrested and charged.
On June 21, 2017, a federal grand jury indicted Franklin on two counts – being a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride.
On December 7, 2017, Franklin pled guilty to illegally possessing a firearm as a felon.
He had been previously convicted of accessory after the fact to armed robbery on March 1, 1999, and being a felon in possession of a firearm on November 19, 2004, in Warren County Circuit Court.