Man Receives 60-Year Sentence for Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault

For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 8th, 2013
For more information, please contact
Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Javier J. Adams pled guilty to the crimes of armed robbery and aggravated assault. Adams entered his plea of guilty on the morning of his trial. Adams has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. The last 30 years of his sentence was suspended. He will be required to serve the first 30 years of his sentenced without the possibility of parole or early release.

On June 8, 2012, Javier Adams and Tommy Gipson were involved in a dice game in the City of Madison. Madison Police Department responded to North Livingston after receiving a 911 call reporting a shooting. Officers found the victim Gipson on the front porch of a residence and observed that he had been shot multiple times. Gipson was able to tell the police that Adams lost his money in the game earlier in the evening at the dice game. Adams then waited for the game to end and confronted Gipson. Adams then produced a firearm, and told the victim to get on the ground and give up his money. Gipson gave him the money, but Adams shot him several times anyway. After being shot Gipson was able to walk to a nearby residence to get help.

Police searched the area and were able to recover a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber handgun that was used in the robbery and assault.

Madison Police Department obtained a warrant for Adams arrest and began actively searching for him. The following day after learning that he was wanted by police Adams turned himself in to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.

Guest stated, “This is an example of useless violence that was the direct result of an illegal dice game. Adams, after loosing his money, then decided to use a weapon to get not only his money but all the money that Gipson had won that night. Then after Gibson gave him the money Adams still shot him multiple times.”

Guest concluded, “Adams is a dangerous, twice convicted felon, who was on probation at the time of his crime. His arrest and conviction have now stopped him from causing harm to others. I cannot thank the Madison Police Department enough for their hard work and dedication to keeping Madison County safe.”

Javier Adams has previously been convicted of Possession of Cocaine in Hinds County and Sale of Marijuana in Madison County. Adams was on probation at the time of the shooting and the Court revoked his probation for an additional 10 years. That sentence will be served consecutively to the sentence Adams received on the aggravated assault and armed robbery.

Defendant:
Name: Javier J. Adams
Date of Birth: October 26, 1988
Address: 266 Gross Road Madison, MS

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