Cold Case Results in 18-Year Sentence for Armed Robbery

For Immediate Release December 21, 2010 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Adrian Octancus Harvey received a sentence of 18 years to serve for the armed robbery of two O’Charley’s Restaurant employees in Ridgeland. Harvey will be required to serve the entire sentence without the…

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Man Receives A sentence of Life plus 10 years for Murder and Aggravated Assault

For Immediate Release December 7, 2010 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Mack Watts, Jr. received a life sentence for murder and ten years for aggravated assault through a plea agreement. Mack shot his former girlfriend and shot her friend to death in an apartment…

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Canton Drug Dealer Receives a 60-Year Prison Sentence

For Immediate Release November 23, 2010 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Wesley Archie received a 60-year sentence for the possession of cocaine with intent to sell, and sale of cocaine. Twenty years of his sentence will be suspended. Archie pled guilty without a recommendation…

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Drug Kingpin Receives a 60-Year Sentence for Selling Illegal Drugs

For Immediate Release September 28, 2010 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that, through a plea arrangement, Thuan Van Tran received a 60-year sentence for two counts of selling ecstasy. Twenty years of his sentence will be suspended. Guest stated, “Thuan Van Tran was a drug…

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Two Men Receive 28-Year Sentences for Dozens of Automobile Burglaries

For Immediate Release September 23, 2010 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Gregory Phillip Hardges and Andreas T. Paesler both received a 28-year sentence for their involvement in a string of automobile burglaries in Rankin County. They both pled to four counts of automobile burglary.…

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Braxton Man Receives Two 15-Year Sentences for Gratification of Lust Involving a Child

For Immediate Release September 20, 2010 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that, following a two-day trial, Michael Timothy Grantham was convicted on one count of gratification of lust involving a child; the day of sentencing, Grantham pled to an additional count of gratification of lust…

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Drug Dealer Receives 60-Year Sentence

For Immediate Release August 5, 2010 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that a jury found Gregory Antonio Hollins of Jackson guilty of selling cocaine. Hollins is both a subsequent drug offender and a habitual offender and will have to serve all 60 years of his…

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Madison County Drug Dealer Receives 120-Year Sentence

For Immediate Release June 30, 2010 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Jermaine Mitchell was found guilty of selling drugs within 1500 feet of a school by a jury of his peers and was sentenced to 120 years in Jail. On August 1, 2009, the…

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Florence Woman Receives 20-Year Sentence for Manslaughter

For Immediate Release June 22, 2010 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Tammy Lynn Burchfield received a 20-year sentence, through a plea agreement, for manslaughter in the death of Ruth Griffin. On May 28, 2010, Rankin County law enforcement officials were called to 152 Oak…

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