Jury Finds Man Guilty of Robbing the Drury Inn of $92 with a Handgun

For Immediate Release May 18, 2009 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that a Madison County jury found Walter Tard guilty of the armed robbery of the Drury Inn in Ridgeland. Guest stated, “Walter Tard is a dangerous individual who has no respect for the law.…

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Madison County Mother Receives 20-year Sentence for Manslaughter Death of Her Daughter

For Immediate Release May 12, 2009 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Barbara Veal of Canton received a 20-year sentence through a plea arrangement for manslaughter involving the 2004 death of her three-year-old daughter, Samantha Stewart. Guest stated, “This was a senseless crime that took…

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Jackson Man Receives 30-Year Sentence for Selling Cocaine, 15-Year Sentence for Simple Robbery and 20-year Sentence for Aggravated Assault

For Immediate Release May 11, 2009 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Delrico Harris received a 30-year sentence for selling cocaine. Ten years will be suspended. In a separate incident, Harris was sentenced to 15 years for robbery and 20 years for aggravated assault. All…

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Madison Man Receives 15-Year Sentence for Purse Snatching

For Immediate Release May 7, 2009 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Jimmy Lee Fisher, Jr. of Madison received the maximum 15-year sentence for robbery through a plea agreement. Guest stated, “Fisher is a prior convicted criminal who had only been out of prison for…

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Rankin County Man Found Guilty of Gratification of Lust by a Jury Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

For Immediate Release May 5, 2009 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that John T. Gore of Rankin County was found guilty by a jury last week of gratification of lust involving a 21-month-old child. Gore was sentenced today to 15 years in prison with the…

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