WHERE IS KENDRICK JACKSON?
It’s almost been a year since little Kendrick Jackson disappeared from his parent’s apartment here in Houston. His father, Roderick Fountain, was the chief suspect in the 3-year-old’s disappearance last April. But because investigators were never able to prove Fountain had something to do with his child’s disappearance the feds stepped in and charged Fountain with federal gun charges. And that has resulted in Fountain being sentenced to prison for 15 years on Monday. See the press release below for details. In the meantime, there is still no sign of Kendrick. The child remains missing while his father has yet to admit or acknowledge his role in the boy’s disappearance.
Roderick Terrell Fountain was sentenced to fifteen years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Donald J. DeGabrielle, Jr. announced today.
A t a hearing held this afternoon, Judge Nancy Atlas sentenced Fountain, who has been in federal custody since April 21, 2006, to a 180 month term of imprisonment. Judge Atlas held that the Armed Career Criminal Act, which provides a mandatory minimum sentence of fifteen years for individuals who possess firearms after having been convicted of three felonies that are either violent felonies or serious drug offenses, applied to Fountain because of his 1992 Louisiana conviction for possession with intent to distribute cocaine, his 1994 Louisiana robbery conviction, and his 1997 California robbery conviction. Judge Atlas also sentenced Fountain to
five years supervised release after his prison term is completed.
The federal firearm conviction against Fountain arose from law enforcement discovery of a loaded Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun during an April 11, 2006 search of Fountain’s apartment at 1251 Wilcrest in Houston.