Madison Man Receives 15-Year Sentence for Purse Snatching

For Immediate Release
May 7, 2009
For more information, please contact
Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Jimmy Lee Fisher, Jr. of Madison received the maximum 15-year sentence for robbery through a plea agreement.

Guest stated, “Fisher is a prior convicted criminal who had only been out of prison for less than 60 days before he stole the victim’s purse. With the maximum sentence of 15 years, Fisher will stay behind bars and will not be able to commit another crime. Career criminals, like Fisher, will not escape the penalties for their crime.”

In October 2007, the victim was leaving an apartment with a friend when she was approached by two males. Fisher grabbed the victim by the arm and wrestled her purse away. The victim’s friend chased the two males and saw them leave in a vehicle with a personalized tag. The Ridgeland Police Department responded to the victim’s call within two minutes and relayed pertinent information to other law enforcement officials.

In a matter of minutes, Fisher was stopped by Reservoir law enforcement. The Ridgeland Police Department escorted the victim and her friend to the location where Fisher was stopped. Both the victim and her friend identified Fisher as the one who stole the purse.