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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

Monday, November 24, 2014

Three Jefferson Davis County Men Sentenced To Life In Prison For Federal Drug And Gun Charges

Hattiesburg, Miss - Kentorre D. Hall a/k/a Toto, Roger Randale Jones a/k/a Hitman, and Martel Torres Barnes a/k/a Marty Mar, were each sentenced to life in prison plus five years by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett in Hattiesburg today, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Phillip Durham, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Each of the defendants was also ordered to pay a fine of $75,000.

Hall, 31, a quadriplegic from Prentiss, Jones, 27, also of Prentiss, and Barnes, 23, of Bassfield, were each convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, marijuana and cocaine; maintaining a residence to manufacture, store or distribute controlled substances; conspiracy to possess and use firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.

The case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the District Attorney’s Office of the 15th Circuit Court District, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Annette Williams.

Updated November 30, 2015