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Bentonia man sentenced for auto theft

31-year-old Johnny Gann of Bentonia will spend three years in prison following his conviction for auto theft, Attorney General Jim Hood announced.

Gann appeared Friday in Yazoo County Circuit Court before Special Circuit Court Judge L. Joseph Lee. Gann entered a guilty plea to an auto theft that occurred in March 2018. Judge Lee sentenced Gann to five years in custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with two years suspended and three years to serve followed by two years of post-release supervision. Gann was also ordered to receive mandatory drug treatment while incarcerated and during his supervised probation. Additionally, Judge Lee ordered Gann to pay $500 to the Crime Victims Compensation Fund.

The case was investigated by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations and prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Stanley Alexander due to a conflict by the Yazoo County District Attorney’s Office.

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