7 convicted in hunting camp burglary

7 convicted in hunting camp burglary

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Seven individuals were found guilty for their parts in a massive burglary of a Camden deer camp in October 2019, District Attorney Bubba Bramlett announced Tuesday.

“This should be an important lesson to anyone that has deer camps or secondary residences in which they keep firearms, ATVs or other valuables,” Bramlett said. “You must stay aware and take advantage of home security systems, particularly those with cameras.”

Circuit Court Judge Dewey Arthur handed down more than 200 years total between seven defendants for several charges, the most serious of which was trafficking in stolen firearms.

“Gun trafficking is a serious and scary crime,” Bramlett said. “We are thankful to the Madison Sheriff’s Office for working so hard to solve this case and bring all of these criminals to justice. And finally, we are so fortunate to have outstanding citizens throughout Madison and Rankin counties who are honoring their jury summonses, participating in trials, and keeping our communities safe.” 

Those convicted in the case:

• Trevon “Lil Money” Carmichael, 22, was found guilty at trial of trafficking in stolen firearms, conspiracy to commit burglary of a dwelling, and grand larceny and was sentenced to 25 years to serve.

• Genoris “Geno” Williamson, 21, was found guilty at trial of trafficking in stolen firearms, burglary of a dwelling, and burglary of a shed and was sentenced to 48 years to serve.

• Latavius “Tay Tay” Leach, 21, pleaded guilty to trafficking in stolen firearms, accessory after the fact to burglary of a dwelling and grand larceny and was sentenced to 40 years to serve.

• Kendravious T. “KJ” Jobe, 21, pleaded guilty to trafficking in stolen firearms, accessory after the fact to burglary of a dwelling and grand larceny and was sentenced to 40 years to serve.

• Lakeith Smith, 21, pleaded guilty to trafficking in stolen firearms, accessory after the fact to burglary of a dwelling and grand larceny and was sentenced to 25 years to serve.

• Laregious Carter, 22, pleaded guilty to trafficking in stolen firearms, accessory after the fact to burglary of a dwelling and grand larceny and was sentenced to 25 years to serve.

• Quintavious “Tae” Davis, 21, pleaded guilty to trafficking in stolen firearms, burglary of a dwelling and grand larceny and will be sentenced at a later date.

On Oct. 30, 2019, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding a break-in at a deer camp located in Camden. Upon arrival, officers discovered the residence and an outbuilding had been broken into and ransacked, authorities said. 

Among the missing items were six ATVs, two trailers, at least 30 firearms, a gun safe, various trail cameras, and hunting gear.

The Sheriff’s Office was able to develop suspects using pictures from trail cameras located around the property that had captured several men entering the property on two separate occasions on Oct. 29, 2019. 

“Pivotal to the prosecution in this case were the photographs taken off the trail cameras that captured the burglaries while they were happening,” Bramlett said. “A crime such as this will have far-reaching and long-term effects on this community and possibly nationwide. There are still at least 16 guns on the black market that can be used in other crimes such as armed robbery, armed carjacking and murder. These seven men targeted the deer camp to steal and then sell firearms.”

Authorities located 14 of the missing firearms, including one on a juvenile in Jackson and one on the internet for sale in Nevada. Additionally, officers were able to locate all of the ATVs and one trailer near the residence of one of the suspects.





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