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Life in Prison for a Man that Shot at a Deputy

JACKSON, Miss.- Sentenced to life in prison is 24-year-old Marquis Charleston after opening fire on a Hinds County deputy last year. 

Charleston was driving his girlfriend’s car on April 19, 2013, when he tried to avoid a roadblock. A Hinds County deputy tried to stop Charleston as he was running multiple stop signs and speeding through a neighborhood. Charleston then stopped in front of his house, ran from the officer and then pulled out a gun and started shooting at the deputy as he chased him.

Charleston got away, but was later arrested by U.S. Marshals when they found him hiding in an air conditioner vent at another girlfriend’s house.

He has been sentenced to three consecutive life sentences and was recently convicted of attempted aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, being a felon in possession of a firearm and felony fleeing or eluding. Charleston’s prior felony convictions were for receiving stolen items, being a convicted felon with a firearm and for sexual battery.

Charleston was sentenced Tuesday and will have to serve life without parole for each count since he is a habitual offender.

 

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