Canton Man Receives 95-Year Sentence for Burglary and Aggravated Assault of a 75-Year Old Victim

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Xavier Collins Johnson was sentenced to serve 95 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. A Madison County jury found Johnson guilty of the 2014 Burglary of a Dwelling and Aggravated Assault of a 75-year old Madison County man and Conspiracy to Commit Credit Card Fraud.…

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DUI Death of Belhaven Student results in 25 year Prison Sentence

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Reginald Davis was sentenced to serve 25 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Davis pled guilty to a DUI and causing the death of Belhaven student Elbert Rich. On December 24, 2014, the Richland Police Department contacted the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department about a vehicle…

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Habitual Offender Sentenced to Life for Robbery and Assault of 73 Year Old Flora Store Clerk

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Tony Deshaun Swinney was sentenced to two life sentences in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections after a jury convicted him of Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. On April 2, 2015, brother and sister Tony Swinney and Audrey Swinney, and their cousin, a juvenile, drove to…

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Canton Drug Dealer Sentenced to Serve 50 Years in Prison

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Shovokie Dixon was sentenced to serve 50 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to Sale of Cocaine and Conspiracy to Sale Cocaine. On April 11, 2014, officers with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department met with a confidential informant who contacted Dixon about…

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Burglar Who Committed Crime while on Parole Receives 40 Year Prison Sentence

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Joseph Deon Harris was sentenced to serve 40 years for house burglary, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and conspiracy to commit burglary after entering a plea of guilty in front of Judge William Chapman. The last five years of his sentence was suspended. In December, 2014,…

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Two Brothers Receive 35 Years Each for Armed Robbery of Wendy’s

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Joshua and Jeremiah Allen were sentenced on Wednesday to serve 35 years in the custody of the Department of Corrections. Both Jeremiah and Joshua were found guilty of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery in separate trials in March. On September 18, 2013, the Richland Police Department…

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18 Year Old Gang Member Convicted in Canton Murder

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Fredrick Tyrone Smith, Jr. pled guilty in Madison County to second degree murder and was sentenced to serve forty years in the shooting death of James Ricks. On January 21, 2014, the Canton Police Department received a 911 call about an individual being shot at a home on Canal…

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Defendant Who Failed to Appear for Trial Receives 50-year Sentence for Armed Robbery that Occurred In a Madison Neighborhood

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Juantez D. McDonald, who was convicted by a jury of two counts of armed robbery in December 2014, was sentenced this week to serve fifty years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. The last ten years of the sentence was suspended. Sentencing had been delayed because…

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