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Two Men Charged in Rankin County Received Life Sentences

For Immediate Release December 1, 2011 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that following a four- day trial that Clarence Jones was found guilty of Capital Murder and Motor Vehicle Theft. One of his co-defendants, Jerry Durr, pled guilty to Murder for his role in the…

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Two Rankin County Men Sentenced for Aggravated Assault and Robbery That Occurred at the Pearl Park

For Immediate Release October 28, 2011 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that William Albritton and Joseph Wheeler plead to aggravated assault and robbery. Through a plea agreement, Albritton received a 25-year sentence and Wheeler received a 30-year sentence. On February 15, 2011, an off duty…

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Jackson Man Receives Maximum Sentence For Armed Carjacking

For Immediate Release October 13, 2011 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Frederick Calhoun was sentenced to 30 years in prison for Armed Carjacking in Madison County. On August 1, 2010, Calhoun was standing next to a vehicle on the side of Highway 22 in…

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Madison County Man Found Guilty of Murdering his Former Wife over Child Custody

For Immediate Release September 22, 2011 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Joseph Robert Reith was convicted in Madison County by a jury, after a three-day trial, for murdering his former wife over the custody of their son. He was sentenced to life in prison,…

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Habitual Offender Receives a 20-Year Sentence for Stealing a Car and Possessing a Firearm

For Immediate Release August 4, 2011 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Terry Wales received a 20-year sentence, through a plea agreement, for stealing a car and possessing a firearm by a convicted felon. He will serve the full 20 years behind bars, as Wales…

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Pearl Man Receives 60-Year Sentence for Selling Drugs and Business Burglary

For Immediate Release June 7, 2011 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Jimmy “Big Boy” Mitchell, through a plea agreement, received a sentence of 60 years with the last ten years suspended. He also entered pleas of guilty to two counts of the sale of…

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Man Receives Life Sentence for Ridgeland Murder

For Immediate Release May 19, 2011 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Robert Harvey, Jr. was sentenced to a life sentence, through a plea agreement, for the murder of Carmen Simone Sanders that took place in Madison County in 2010. Guest stated, “Harvey murdered an…

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Canton Man Receives Maximum Sentence for Voter Fraud

For Immediate Release May 17, 2011 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Terrance Watts was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his illegal participation in two elections held in Madison County. In May and June, 2009, the City of Canton conducted the Municipal elections…

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Man Receives 15-Year Sentence for Identity Theft From a Member of our Armed Services

For Immediate Release May 5, 2011 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Shawn Atkins received a 15-year sentence for stealing $380 through identity theft from a member of our armed services. Atkins entered into a plea agreement minutes before his trial. He was sentenced as…

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Man Receives Life in Prison for Murder Following A Three-Day Trial

For Immediate Release May 3, 2011 For more information, please contact Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Greg Wilder was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Daniel Thomas, following a three-day trial. In the early morning hours of July 5, 2008, the Canton Police Department was contacted…

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