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Man Charged with Capital Murder in Hinds County Receives Maximum Sentence for Possessing Twenty Pounds of Marijuana

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Christopher Craig Bennett received the maximum sentence of 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing twenty pounds of marijuana, found during a routine traffic stop around County Line Road in Ridgeland. Bennett is also facing a capital murder charge in Hinds County for the death of Chivas…

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Four Defendants Involved in Counterfeiting Ring Receive 20 Year Sentences for Racketeering

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Tonnie Carroll, Brenda Cross, Sylvester Anderson and Andre McClain pled guilty to Racketeering for their involvement in a counterfeiting ring that was operating in the metro area.  Each defendant was sentenced to serve a term of 20 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. In August…

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Human Trafficking for Prostitution Sends Two Local Men to Prison

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Jason Ward and Devondra McFall pled guilty to Human Trafficking. Ward was sentenced to serve 20 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections and the last five years of the sentence was suspended. McFall was also sentenced to serve 20 years in the custody of the…

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Habitual Offender Sentenced to Life in Prison following the Sexual Assault of a Ridgeland Woman

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Samuel Terrail Young, Jr. was sentenced to life in the custody of the Department of Corrections without the possibility of parole after being found guilty, through a two-day trial, by a Madison County jury for sexual battery. On June 28, 2015, the Ridgeland Police Department received a 911 call…

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Rankin County Tax Preparer Receives 20 Years for Stealing Tax Return Funds

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Kushauntia Jones was sentenced to serve 20 years in the custody of the Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to Tax Evasion and Computer Fraud. Jones was set for trial and entered an open plea at the conclusion of the state’s case. She pled guilty to two counts of…

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Canton Man Receives a 40-Year Sentence for Shooting at a Sheriff’s Deputy and for Possessing a Firearm by a Felon

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Anthony White was sentenced to 40 years to serve in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections after entering a plea of guilty to aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer (30 years) and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (10 years). On February 25, 2016,…

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Jackson Man Receives 45-Year Sentence for Aggravated Assault and Burglary of a Home in Ridgeland

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Jackson resident Dexter Maurice Gilmore received a 45-year sentence after pleading guilty to aggravated assault and burglary of a home in Ridgeland. On February 10, 2016, the Ridgeland Police Department was called regarding a victim who came home and was assaulted by an intruder hiding in her home. The…

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Madison County Man Receives Three Life Sentences after Being Convicted of Armed Robbery, Kidnapping and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that James Lee Brent was convicted by a jury of armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was convicted as a violent habitual offender and was sentenced to serve three life sentences. Brent had previously been convicted of armed robbery twice in 2002 and…

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Rankin County Man Convicted of Sexual Battery of a Seven Year Old Child

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Joshua Demien Magee was convicted by a jury of sexual battery involving a seven year old child. Magee was sentenced to serve forty years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. The last fifteen years of the sentence will be suspended and Magee will be placed on…

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Madison Men Receive Total Combined Sentences of 115 Years for Attacking Elderly Man Cutting Grass

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that four men were convicted for the armed robbery of a 66-year old man. In October 2015, Arthur Jones Luckett was working cutting grass when four men approached him. All were wearing Halloween masks and hoodies to cover their faces and demanded money. One of the defendants held a hand-gun…

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