Pearl Man Receives 40-Year Sentence for Sex Crimes Involving Children

For Immediate Release July 22, 2009 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Paul Edward Jones received a 40-year sentence for sexual battery and statutory rape involving four children. Ten years of his sentence will be suspended. Jones will be required to serve every day of…

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Canton Man Receives 23-Year Sentence for Statutory Rape

For Immediate Release January 15, 2009 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Jessie Beal received a 23-year sentence for statutory rape. Beal will be required to serve every single day of his 23-year sentence imposed by the court. In addition, he will be required to…

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Habitual Offender sentenced to Life without Parole

For Immediate Release July 8, 2009 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Jerry Lamar Whitlock, a habitual offender, was sentenced to life without parole for attempted automobile burglary. The sentence was imposed after Whitlock was found guilty following his May trial. Guest stated, “Jerry Whitlock…

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