FBI Make Additional Narcotics, Weapons Arrest in Greenville

From:  News Release   4/5/19   GCN

JACKSON, MISS. – Seven additional men from Greenville, Miss., face federal narcotics and weapons charges after being indicted by a federal grand jury, announced William C. Lamar, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi and Christopher Freeze, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Mississippi.

Law enforcement took the following individuals into custody on Thursday:

· Jimmy Appleton, age 44, of Greenville.

· Lamarcus Martin, age 38, of Greenville.

· James Edward Murray, aka James Edward Lunford, age 41, of Greenville.

· Cadarrius Nelson, age 26, of Greenville.

Three individuals were previously taken into federal custody:

· Carl Lawrence, age 37, of Greenville was arrested by the Greenville Police Department on March 29, 2019.
· Jonathan Robinson, age 35, of Greenville was previously indicted and transferred from state custody to federal custody.

· Chaddwick Wilson, age 38, of Atlanta was arrested by the FBI Atlanta Division on Wednesday. Wilson is a former Greenville resident.

Appleton is charged in a three-count indictment with one count of felon in possession of a firearm, one count of possession with intent to distribute – cocaine and one count of possession of a firearm in relation to and in furtherance of drug trafficking.

Martin is charged in a three-count indictment with one count of felon in possession of a firearm, one count of possession with intent to distribute – marijuana and one count of possession of a firearm in relation to and in furtherance of drug trafficking.

Murray is charged in a four-count indictment with one count of felon in possession of a firearm, one count of possession with intent to distribute – cocaine, one count of possession with intent to distribute – marijuana and one count of possession of a firearm in relation to and in furtherance of drug trafficking.

Nelson is charged in a three-count indictment with one count of possession with intent to distribute – cocaine, one count of possession with intent to distribute – marijuana and one count of possession of a firearm in relation to and in furtherance of drug trafficking.

Lawrence is charged in a one-count indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Robinson is charged in a two-count indictment with one count of felon in possession of a firearm and one count of felon in possession of ammunition.

Wilson is charged in a three-count indictment with one count of felon in possession of a firearm, one count of possession with intent to distribute – marijuana and one count of possession of a firearm in relation to and in furtherance of drug trafficking.

Appleton, Martin, Murray and Nelson made initial appearances before United States Magistrate Judge Jane M. Virden, United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi in Greenville on Thursday.

Magistrate Judge Virden released Appleton, Murray and Nelson on bond, and ordered that Martin be held pending a detention hearing set for Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

Lawrence initially appeared on Monday and was released on bond on Thursday. Robinson waived his arraignment hearing and was ordered held pending trial by United States Magistrate Judge David A. Sanders. Chaddwick Wilson initially appeared Wednesday in Atlanta and has been held pending an identity and detention hearing in Atlanta scheduled for Monday, April 8, 2019.

Five Greenville men were taken into custody on similar charges on March 19, 2019.

Agencies assisting with the investigation and arrests were the Greenville Police Department, the District Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Circuit Court, the United States Marshals Service and the FBI Atlanta and Memphis Divisions. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert Mims.

These charges are merely an accusation, and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.