Cocaine Trafficker Receives 60 Year Sentence

For Immediate Release December 29, 2008 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that David Trejo was sentenced to 60 years by Circuit Court Judge Samac Richardson in Madison County for possession of more than two kilos of cocaine, which has a street value of $50,000.00. Trejo…

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Madison Women Found Guilty of Sexual Battery and Gratification of Lust involving a 12-year old boy

For Immediate Release December 17, 2008 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Tyshuna Cooper Ross was found guilty last week by a Madison County Jury of sexual battery and gratification of lust involving a 12-year-old boy. Sentencing is scheduled for February 2, 2009. Ross could…

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Clinton Man Receives 30-Year Sentence for Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault

For Immediate Release December 15, 2008 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Eugene Palmer, Jr., received a 30-year sentence for armed robbery and aggravated assault through a plea agreement. Ten years will be suspended. On June 7, 2007, Palmer and a co-defendant entered Stacie’s Boutique…

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Man Pleads to Two Consecutive Life Sentences in 2007 Double Homicide

For Immediate Release December 3, 2008 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that William Tackett pled guilty to murder in a shooting over a child custody dispute and will serve two consecutive life sentences. Tackett confessed to killing Travis McGuffee and his stepdaughter Heather McGuffee on…

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Canton Man Receives 20-year Sentence for Aggravated Assault and Robbery

For Immediate Release November 19, 2008 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Joshua Demarcus Boone was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the aggravated assault and robbery of a woman in a Canton church parking lot. Boone will be required to serve 85% of…

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Drug Dealer Receives 45-Year Sentence

For Immediate Release November 10, 2008 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced that following a one-day trial, Robert Hilliard was found guilty of selling $200 worth of crack cocaine and was sentenced to 45 years. Though fifteen years was suspended, Hilliard will be required to serve 85%…

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Man Who Killed His Wife Receives Life In Prison

For Immediate Release October 30, 2008 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Chandle Hobson pled guilty of murder and received a life sentence for killing his wife, Twonda Faye Thomas. Two of their children, ages nine and seven, witnessed the murder. On February 25, 2007,…

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Man Who Murdered Couple Pleads Guilty After Almost Six Years of Delays Receives Life Sentence

For Immediate Release October 30, 2008 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Tyrone Vaughan pled guilty to two counts of murder in an almost six year old case where James and Lorayne Ward were robbed and killed. The defendant entered his plea of guilty after…

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Pearl Man Convicted of Two Counts of Sexual Battery Receives 35 -Year Sentence

For Immediate Release October 28, 2008 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Tommy Junior McCrory of Pearl, who was found guilty following a three-day trial in September, received a 35-year sentence for two counts of sexual battery against two minor children. The last five years…

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Second and Third Co-Defendants Receive Life Sentence for Murder

For Immediate Release October 21, 2008 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Anthony Perez and Corey Sims both received a life sentence for the murder of Filimon Centeno Juarez that occurred in Rankin County on August 20, 2007. Perez and Sims are the final of…

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