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Jackson, Miss – A Vicksburg man was sentenced to 8 years in federal prison for making false statements to a licensed firearms dealer, putting false information on an official form, and receiving a firearm while under felony indictment, announced United States Attorney Darren LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

According to evidence presented at trial, on February 26, 2020, Cadrius Baker, 24, attempted to purchase a firearm from a Vicksburg retailer.  Baker filled out and signed ATF Form 4473, an official form used for background checks for firearms sales.  On the form, Baker marked that he was then not under indictment for a felony crime whereas in truth and in fact, he was under two separate felony indictments.  The firearm sale was denied.

A background check revealed that approximately three years prior, in January 2017, a Warren County grand jury returned a three-count indictment against Baker and two others for conspiracy to commit a felony, aggravated assault, and armed carjacking.  Following that indictment, in July 2017, Baker was again indicted by a Warren County grand jury for vehicle burglary.

After denial of the purchase in February of 2020, narcotics officers of the Vicksburg Police Department observed Baker in March of 2020 conducting drug transactions in a parking lot in Vicksburg.  After a brief pursuit, Baker was stopped and was found in possession of a firearm.

Baker was charged in a federal indictment.  He was tried in U.S. District Court and found guilty.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Vicksburg Police Department.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bert Carraway. is an online news source covering Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.

Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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