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Pearl River man sentenced for assault with a dangerous weapon

Credit: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Mississippi

A Pearl River man was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and for being a Habitual Offender of Domestic Violence.

According to court documents, Lee Garrick McMillan, 31, admitted to assaulting his wife while in the Pearl River Community of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. McMillan fractured his wife’s ribs by kicking her with steel toed boots on May 20, 2023. This assault marked the third domestic violence incident perpetrated by McMillan against an intimate partner.

U.S. Attorney Todd Gee and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation made the announcement.

According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, American Indian women residing on Indian reservations suffer domestic violence and physical assault at rates far exceeding women of other ethnicities and locations.

The Choctaw Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin J. Payne and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian K. Burns prosecuted the case.

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