Itawamba County Man Receives a Life Sentence in the Killing of a Fellow Inmate

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Tyler James Smith pled guilty to first degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison for the killing of Clifton Majors. On September 1, 2013, Smith and Majors were both incarcerated in the Mississippi Department of Corrections and were being housed at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility located…

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Career Criminal Receives 50-Year Sentence for Burglarizing Four Homes

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Bruce Donell Shannon pled guilty to four counts of house burglary in Madison County and received a 50-year sentence to serve in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Guest stated, “After four prior convictions Shannon will now be in jail for a very long time. Shannon’s fifty…

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Rankin County Man Receives 15-Year Sentence for Gratification of Lust Following Conviction by Jury

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Darrell Letease Ford received a 15-year sentence, following a three-day trial, for gratification of lust involving a twelve year old child. Ford will serve the entire sentence without the possibility of probation, parole, or early release. Upon his release from custody, Ford must register as sexual offender. On June…

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Career Criminal Receives 45-Year Sentence for Crimes Committed Only Days After Being Released from Prison

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Thomas James Hooghe was sentenced to serve 45 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to Motor Vehicle Theft and three counts of Grand Larceny. On April 19, 2014, the Ridgeland Police Department responded to The Club on Lake Harbour Drive and officers…

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