Convicted carjacker admits he had gun illegally, tossed it out window during Mississippi police chase
Published 9:50 pm Tuesday, August 27, 2019
A Mississippi man previously convicted of carjacking pleaded guilty this week to illegally possessing a firearm.
Vincent Taylor McGee, 32, of Raymond, Mississippi, pled guilty today before District Judge Henry T. Wingate to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Michelle A. Sutphin, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
On September 7, 2016, while fleeing from officers attempting to conduct a traffic stop, McGee tossed a Ruger .22 caliber pistol from his vehicle. Officers recovered the pistol after the vehicle lost a tire and the chase ended. McGee was previously convicted of armed carjacking and armed robbery in Hinds County, possession of a cell phone by an offender in Lauderdale County and Sunflower County, and conspiracy in Sunflower County. Last December, he was also convicted of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a detectable amount of methamphetamine, and sentenced by then-Senior U.S. District Judge William H. Barbour, Jr. to serve 120 months in federal prison.
McGee will be sentenced by Judge Wingate on November 5, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Jackson Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kimberly T. Purdie.