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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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Jackson Man Receives 25-Year Sentence for Human Trafficking of a Minor for the Purpose of Prostitution

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Montavious Cortez Warner pled guilty to Human Trafficking and was sentenced to 25 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. The last twelve years of his sentence was suspended and he will be placed on five years of supervised probation following his release from custody. In…

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Four Men Convicted of Following a couple Home and Robbing Them at their Home in Madison

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that following a two day trial, Juantez D. McDonald was convicted of two counts of armed robbery. McDonald failed to appear on the day of trial and was tried in his absence. McDonald has not been sentenced and he is currently a fugitive from justice. Three other individuals who participated…

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Rankin County Man Convicted of Attempted Murder for Shooting of Neighbor

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Richard Moody pled guilty to attempted murder and was sentenced to 40 years in custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. The last twelve years of the sentence was suspended. In the early morning hours of July 4, 2013, the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department responded to 144 Oak Street…

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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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