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Purvis, MS   15th Circuit Court District Attorney Hal Kittrell announces that today, March 25, 2015, Jamie Cartell Payne, 25, of Natchez, Mississippi, was sentenced on the charge of Robbery to the maximum of fifteen (15) years in prison by Circuit Judge Anthony Mozingo.

Payne was found guilty last week by a Lamar County Jury for robbing an eighty-three year old woman of her purse in the parking lot of a clothing store in Lamar County. The victim suffered lacerations and a broken collarbone from the incident.

Hal Kittrell states, “I am pleased Judge Mozingo gave this defendant the maximum sentence. People who shop in Lamar County should be able to shop without fear of threats or concern for personal safety. This sentence reinforces the fact that we will not allow this type of behavior to go unpunished.”