Ex-Corinth cop to admit guilt in fake traffic-stop thefts

By Patsy R. Brumfield/Daily Journal

GREENVILLE – Former Corinth policeman Jamie Brewer will plead guilty Friday to charges he robbed motorists during fake traffic stops.

U.S. District Court documents show Brewer will change his not-guilty plea at a hearing before Judge W. Allen Pepper Jr.

Brewer, 23, was indicted Oct. 20 on nine counts that “under the color of the law,” as a Corinth police officer, he conducted traffic stops in Alcorn County and secretly removed cash from nine different motorists Sept. 17-18.

He also is accused of violating their constitutional rights against unreasonable search and seizure.

Exactly how many counts he will plead guilty to isn’t stated in the documents.

If he had been convicted at trial, he could have faced up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine.

The U.S. Probation Service will conduct a pre-sentence investigation and recommend punishment to Pepper, who will sentence Brewer after the report is complete in several weeks.

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