Man Receives 33-Years for Killing Woman after an Argument over Drugs

For Immediate Release Thursday, December 6th, 2012 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Willie James Washington Jr. pled guilty to the manslaughter of Teresa J. Beal Page. He will receive twenty years in prison for manslaughter, ten years for auto theft and three years for…

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Keen Convicted of Capital Murder for Killing a Madison Man

For Immediate Release Tuesday, October 25, 2012 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that following a three-day trial Jonathan Scott Keen was convicted of capital murder of Kerry Prisock. Keen was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. In October 2011, employees with…

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Second Jackson Man Sentenced to Life without Parole For the Capital Murder of 37-Year-Old Brandon Woman

For Immediate Release Tuesday, October 22nd, 2012 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties' District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Walter D. Burton pled guilty Monday for the capital murder of 37-year-old Leslie Sheppard Doame. He will receive life in prison without parole. Co-defendant Jermaine A. Tyler pled guilty of the same…

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Rankin Man Receives Life in Prison for Killing Girlfriend

For Immediate Release Tuesday, October 11, 2012 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, Robert Floyd McGuire was found guilty for the murder of his longtime girlfriend, Lynda Tate. Following the verdict of guilty by the jury he was sentenced to…

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Man Pleads to Statutory Rape and Sexual Battery Involving a Five-Year-Old Child: Receives 41-Year Sentence

For Immediate Release Tuesday, Septemeber 18, 2012 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Challis Lewis received a 33-year sentence after pleading guilty to the statutory rape and sexual battery of a five-year-old girl. Lewis is required to serve his sentence day-for-day in prison without the…

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The Final of Three Latin King Gang Members Convicted in Violent

For Immediate Release Tuesday, Septemeber 11, 2012 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Marshall Brian Chandler was sentenced to serve 45 years in prison for kidnapping and aggravated assault after a Madison County jury convicted in him in June following a two day trial. Guest…

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Business Burglar Receives 35-Year Sentence

For Immediate Release Monday, August 20, 2012 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that James I. Johnson received an 80 year sentence; the last 45 years were suspended, after entering pleas of guilty to ten counts of business burglary and one count of possession of a…

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Madison Shooter that left Victim Paralyzed Receives 40-year Sentence

For Immediate Release Wednesday August 1, 2012 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Craig D. Sallie was convicted by a jury of aggravated assault and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, receiving a 40-year sentence for shooting Jason Gregory in 2011. Ten years…

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Three Latin King Gang Members Convicted in Violent Assault

For Immediate Release July 10, 2012 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today three members of the Latin Kings street gang were convicted for their involvement in the kidnapping and aggravated assault of Zachariah Henley. The Latin Kings are one of the largest and most organized street…

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Jackson Lawyer Receives 40 Year Sentence for Embezzlement

For Immediate Release June 25, 2012 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that former Jackson attorney Vann Leonard received a 40 year sentence for embezzling more than $500,000.00 from several clients that he represented in 2008 and 2009. The last twenty years of his sentence will…

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