November 19, 2021

Canton Man Found Guilty at Trial for being a Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Mary Apel

Elbert George Robinson

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Bubba Bramlett announced today that
Elbert George Robinson was found guilty after a jury trial in Madison County Circuit Court of
Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

On April 2, 2021, an officer with the Madison Police Department made a traffic stop on a
vehicle driven by Robinson on I-55 . The officer smelled burnt marijuana coming from the car,
and Robinson admitted that there was a half-smoked marijuana cigarette in the ash tray. Officers
then searched the vehicle and located a loaded magazine belonging to a .380 pistol in the center
console of the car and .380 pistol under the front driver seat. Robinson admitted that he knew the
gun was in the car. Robinson had been previously convicted of sale of a controlled substance
within 1500 feet of a church in Madison County.

Robinson went to trial on the matter in front of a Madison County jury. He was found
guilty of the charge and sentenced to serve ten years in the custody of the Mississippi
Department of Corrections by Circuit Court Judge Brad Mills. This is the maximum sentence
allowed by law.

District Attorney Bramlett stated, “The law in Mississippi is clear that if you have been
convicted of a felony you are no longer allowed to carry a firearm of any type. Our law
enforcement officers are always on the lookout for illegal guns whether they be stolen or in the
possession of someone who is a convicted felon. We will not tolerate people illegally possessing
guns in Madison and Rankin counties. Once again, we applaud our citizens for showing up in a
big way, participating in our jury trials, and protecting our communities. And finally, it was nice
seeing the maximum sentence imposed on this repeat felon.”

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