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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Southern District of Mississippi

www.justice.gov/usao/mss

For Immediate Release

November 7, 2012

Gregory K. Davis, United States Attorney

Contact: Sheila Wilbanks
(601) 965-4480
sheila.wilbanks@usdoj.gov

Nine Sentenced on Federal Gun Conspiracy Charges

Gulfport, Miss – Nine of fifteen defendants in a thirty-count federal firearms conspiracy indictment were sentenced to terms from 33 to 180 months in prison this week by Senior U.S. District Judge Walter J. Gex III, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced. Forfeiture of 85 firearms purchased by ATF during the case was also ordered.

Cherish Deneen Sherrill, 22, of Gulfport, was sentenced to 180 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release and a $10,000 fine.

John Ashley Perrette, 25, of Saucier, was sentenced to 150 months followed by 3 years supervised release and a $10,000 fine.

Jeffrey Allan Perrette, 21, of Saucier, was sentenced to 128 months followed by 3 years supervised release and a $10,000 fine.

David M. Watters, 53, of Gulfport, was sentenced to 109 months followed by 3 years of supervised release and a $10,000 fine.

Codairo S. McCall, 25, of Gulfport, was sentenced to 105 months followed by 3 years supervised release and a $10,000 fine.

David Brent Watters, 22, of Gulfport, was sentenced to 82 months followed by 3 years supervised release and a $10,000 fine.

Patrick K. Clark, 48, of Gulfport, was sentenced to 48 months followed by 3 years supervised release and a $3,000 fine.

Robert Bruce Smith, 21, of Gulfport, was sentenced to 41 months followed by 3 years of supervised release and a $3,000 fine.

Kenneth Cody Cochran, 25, of Ocean Springs, was sentenced to 33 months followed by 3 years of supervised release and a $3,000 fine.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Annette Williams.

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