Valdosta felon with firearm gets six-year sentence

Jahmal Malcolm McGee
Posted at 3:30 AM, Mar 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-20 07:44:04-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - A Valdosta man known to be a member of the Black Gangster Disciples received a six-year sentence for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a prosecutor said.

Jahmal Malcom McGee, 24, pled guilty to the charge on Oct. 12, 2017, and was sentenced on March 14, 2018, according to Charles E. Peeler, the United States attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.

As part of the plea, McGee admitted that on April 25, 2017, two FBI Task Force Officers encountered him and learned that he had an active warrant outstanding for violating his probation.

McGee was then arrested and, during a search, authorities found a small quantity of methamphetamine and a stolen semiautomatic pistol in McGee’s right pocket. A 30-round magazine containing 30 9-mm cartridges was also found in his left side front pocket.

McGee was prohibited from possessing a firearm as the result of a 2013 conviction of conviction for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony in Lowndes County Superior Court.

He was also convicted of attempted armed robbery in Lowndes County 2015.

"Yet another case of guns and drugs being found together on a convicted felon," Peeler said. "Hopefully the sentence in this case, along with others prosecuted by my office and our state counterparts, will get the message out that criminals with guns will do more time because of their decision to go armed."