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Adams County Man Sentenced for Aggravated Assault
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November 30, 2016 -

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood announced today that an Adams County man has been convicted of aggravated assault in connection with his involvement in a February 2014 killing.

23-year-old Jhakeel Hawkins of Natchez pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated assault before Judge Forrest Johnson in Adams County Circuit Court. Hawkins was sentenced to 15 years in prison with 10 years suspended, leaving five years to serve. Hawkins was also sentenced to 10 years of post-release supervision and ordered to pay all court costs.

Hawkins and two co-defendants were accused of the attempted robbery and shooting death of Terrance Thornburg of Natchez in the early morning hours of Feb. 23, 2014. Maurice Davis, one of the co-defendants, was sentenced last week for manslaughter. The third co-defendant is awaiting trial.

“This is the second individual now sentenced to spend time behind bars for his role in this senseless act of violence,” Attorney General Hood said. “I appreciate all the work done on this case by my office and the Natchez Police Department, and I thank Judge Johnson for his sentence today.”

The Attorney General’s Office took over the case following a recusal by the Adams County District Attorney’s Office. The case was investigated by the Natchez Police Department and Investigator Jerry Spell of the Attorney General’s Office. Special Assistant Attorneys General Marvin Sanders and Kimberly Purdie prosecuted the case. | © 2014 | All Rights Reserved
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