Jury Finds Dexter Powell Guilty for May 2015 Shooting and Firearm Possession

Greenville, MS – In Washington County Circuit Court, a jury found Dexter Powell, 30 yoa, guilty for a shooting that occurred on May 3, 2015, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. 

 The Washington County jury returned their verdict shortly before noon on today after one hour of deliberations.  Dexter Powell was found guilty of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm Enhancement as well as Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.  His sentencing hearing is scheduled for February 13, 2017.  He faces a potential sentence of 30 years in prison for the Aggravated Assault with a Firearm Enhancement conviction, as well as an additional 10 year sentence for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. 

 During the trial of this case, Assistant District Attorneys Takiyah Perkins and Kaylon McCou presented evidence to the jury to explain how on May 3, 2015, Dexter Powell shot one of his close friends following a dispute outside of a Greenville nightclub on Nelson Street.  After the brief physical altercation, the victim and other witnesses took Powell home.  Once they arrived at Powell’s home on East Moore Street, Powell pulled out a handgun and then shot the victim.  The victim was taken to DRMC and treated for a gunshot wound to his lower right back.  Dexter Powell was arrested hours later at a relative’s home.  Powell was charged with Aggravated Assault as well as Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon due to the fact that he was previously convicted in 2011 for Possession of a Stolen Firearm here in Washington County. 

 ADAs Perkins and McCou are pleased that Justice was served and appreciate the hard work and dedication of the Greenville Police Department for investigating this case.

Contact: W. Dewayne Richardson
District Attorney, Fourth Circuit Court District | 662-378-2105

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