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WILKINSON COUNTY—John Lee Davis, of Sicily Island, Louisiana, will spend five years in a Mississippi prison after entering an open plea of guilty Wednesday to one count of felon in possession of a firearm, Attorney General Jim Hood announced.


Davis, 55, was arrested on April 24, 2015, for being in possession of a firearm after having two prior felony convictions in Louisiana. Wilkinson County Circuit Court Judge Lillie Blackmon Sanders sentenced Davis to serve five years behind bars in custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. This case was investigated by the Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Office.


“I thank Judge Sanders for getting this dangerous man off of the streets and out of our communities,” General Hood said. “We appreciate the work done on this case by Wilkinson County Sheriff Jackson and his department leading up to his sentencing today.”


Prosecution was handled by Special Assistant Attorney General Marvin Sanders. The AG’s office received this case upon recusal of the Wilkinson County District Attorney due to conflict of interest.


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