Madison County man convicted as ‘violent habitual offender,’ sentenced to serve three life sentences

MADISON COUNTY, Mississippi (WJTV ) – A Madison county man is scheduled to serve three life sentences in prison after being convicted of a total of seven felonies during his lifetime.

Following his latest conviction, which stemmed from a November 12, 2015 incident, 46-year-old James Lee Brent was deemed a “violent habitual offender.”

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest made the announcement in a written media release made available this morning.

In November of 2015 Brent admitted to stealing a car that had been used in a kidnapping and robbery.

Brent had been previously been convicted of armed robbery in 2002 and perjury in 2003.

In the release District Attorney Guest said, “Brent is a seven time convicted felon.  He has now been convicted of four violent felonies and three other felonies.  Brent has done nothing in his life but break our laws and society is better off with him serving three life sentences in prison than being free to walk our streets.”

 

 

 

 

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