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Jackson man sentenced to 20 years for shooting, burglary

36-year-old Maurice Humphrey. Source: AG Jim Hood's office 36-year-old Maurice Humphrey. Source: AG Jim Hood's office

According to Attorney General Jim Hood, a Jackson man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a shooting and unrelated burglaries.

36-year-old Maurice Humphrey was sentenced Monday to a total of 35 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with 20 of those years to serve on charges of aggravated assault, felon with a firearm, house burglary and accessory after the fact to house burglary. He is now deemed a habitual offender.

The aggravated assault and felon with a firearm sentences are related to a June 2015 indictment in which Humphrey was charged in the March 2015 shooting of Michael Anthony Bennett Jr. He shot Bennett in the abdomen, right arm and right leg.

Humphrey was not legally allowed to be in possession of the weapon due to convictions of house burglary in 2001 and auto-theft in 2002.

The aggravated assault sentence carried 20 years in the custody of MDOC, with 15 years to serve and five years suspended on post-release supervision with credit for time served. It will run concurrent to the felon with a firearm sentence, which was five years to serve with credit for time served.

Humphrey also pleaded guilty to one count of house burglary in the November 2015 case of Robert Lee Boyd’s home on Audubon Park Drive in Jackson.

He was indicted in February 2016 and sentenced Monday to five years to serve with credit for time served, which will run consecutive to the aggravated assault, felon with a firearm and accessory sentences.

“This is a man who was given a second chance and didn’t do right,” said General Hood. “Thank you to Judge Weill for being sure this repeat criminal is behind bars and away from harming others in our community.”

Additionally, Humphrey pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact of house burglary in the January 2016 case of Elenor Fontaine’s home on Cabell Lane in Jackson.

He was indicted in May 2016 for assisting in or concealing the felonious crime. The judge sentenced Humphrey to five years with credit for time served and it will run concurrent with the aggravated assault and felon with a firearm sentences.

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