Monroe County man convicted of federal gun and drug crimes

Jerry Quinn

A former Monroe County resident has been convicted of federal gun and drug crimes.

Posted: Apr 3, 2019 1:41 PM
Updated: Apr 3, 2019 4:22 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - A former Monroe County resident has been convicted of federal gun and drug crimes.

Jerry Lee Quinn, 50, formerly of Aberdeen and West Point, was convicted Tuesday night.

He was found guilty of:

- Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

- Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute

- Distribution of a controlled substance

During the trial, information was presented that revealed Quinn was a convicted felon who was on the run from law enforcement with several outstanding arrest warrants in September 2013.

Law enforcement officers surrounded a Southaven house on Sept. 11, 2013, in an attempt to arrest Quinn.

He fled but was later captured following a struggle with DeSoto County sheriff’s deputies and members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Investigators searched bags they found at the residence that belonged to Quinn. They found two loaded guns, ammunition and marijuana packaged for sale.

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