Brandon Drug Dealer Will Serve 50 Years in Prison for Selling Drugs While Children Were Present

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Dennis Lawrence Smith was sentenced to serve 60 years through a plea agreement for selling cocaine and marijuana to a confidential informant. The last ten years of his sentence will be suspended and Smith will be placed on probation following his release from custody. The Rankin County Sheriff’s Department…

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Habitual Offender Receives 60-Year Sentence for Sale of Methamphetamine

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Stewart Chase Vaughn was sentenced to serve 60 years after being convicted by a jury for selling methamphetamine. Vaughn was sentenced as a habitual offender. He will have to serve his sentence day-for-day without the possibility of probation, parole or early release. At the time of his arrest, Vaughn…

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Capital Murder Defendant Receives Life without Parole plus 55 years

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Cortell Rose pled guilty to kidnapping and killing Lenora Edgehard. Rose was sentenced on Monday and received a sentence of life without parole on the charge of capital murder. Rose received an additional 55 year sentence after being found guilty of kidnapping, motor vehicle theft, failure to register as…

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Habitual Offender Receives 20 Year Prison Sentence for Aggravated Domestic Violence

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Marvin Kirk was sentenced to serve 20 years for aggravated domestic violence after being found guilty by a jury. Kirk was sentenced as a habitual offender. He will have to serve his sentence day-for-day without the possibility of probation, parole or early release. On January 26, 2013, the Madison…

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Habitual Offender House Burglar Receives 25 Year Prison Sentence

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Derome M. Cavitt was sentenced to serve 25 years for house burglary after being found guilty by a jury. Cavitt was sentenced as a habitual offender. He will have to serve his sentence day-for-day without the possibility of probation, parole or early release. On February 11, 2013, the Flowood…

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Attorney Michael J. Brown Receives 40-Year Sentence

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that former attorney, Michael J. Brown, was found guilty on two accounts of embezzlement. Brown received a 40 year sentence following his conviction during a four day trial in Rankin County. The embezzled funds were those from the estate inherited by the heir of formal civil rights leader Dr. Aaron…

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Home and Automobile Burglar Receives 60 Year Prison Sentence

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Gregory Tyler Moore was sentenced to serve 60 years after pleading guilty to a series of home and automobile burglaries that occurred in 2012. The last 10 years of the sentence was suspended and Moore will be placed on probation after he has completed the service of the first…

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DA Launches Updated Interactive Website

For Immediate Release Tuesday, August 13, 2013 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that his office has launched its updated interactive website that focuses on the Top Twelve Most Wanted Criminals in both Madison and Rankin Counties. The Top Twelve highlights criminals who have failed to…

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Four Time Convicted Felon Receives 25-year Sentence For Assaulting His Mother and Girlfriend

For Immediate Release Thursday, July 25, 2013 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Ronald Derrick White was convicted by a jury last week of aggravated and simple assault of a person over the age of 65. White was sentenced on Monday and received a 25-year…

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Five Defendants charged in Sand Dollar Armed Robbery and Kidnapping Sentenced

For Immediate Release Wednesday, June 6, 2013 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that the five defendants who participated in the November 2011 armed robbery of the Sand Dollar Lifestyle store in Ridgeland were sentenced earlier this week. Antonio Wallace received a 34-year sentence after a…

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