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Habitual Offender Receives Life Sentence for Shooting a Nine Year Old Child

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today, following a two day trial, Larry Carter IV was sentenced to serve life without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of shooting into an occupied dwelling and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. On October 5, 2016, at approximately 2:45 a.m. the Madison County Sheriff’s Department…

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Canton Man Convicted of Voyeurism involving Nine Year Old Child in Walmart

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Chad Harpole Dodds pled guilty to voyeurism of a child under the age of 16 and was sentenced to serve ten years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.  The sentence will be served day-for-day without the possibility of probation, parole or early release.  Upon release from…

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Two Career Criminals Convicted of Home Invasion in Madison’s Wendover Subdivision

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Thaddeus LaThomas Jarvis aka “NO” and Gregory Ponell Trigg aka “Lucky”, were convicted of Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, House Burglary and Conspiracy. Trigg pled guilty and was sentenced to serve 30 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.  Jarvis was found guilty following a two-day trial and…

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Madison County Serial Rapist Receives 55-Year Sentence for Sexual Battery and Burglary

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Laddarious Keon Hobson pled guilty to Sexual Battery and Burglary involving two Canton women and was sentenced to serve 55 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.  Hobson will be required to register as a sex offender once he is released from custody. On July 4,…

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Violent Habitual Offender Receives Life without the Possibility of Parole

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today Fabiyonne Kentell Peel was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole after a jury found him guilty of house burglary, auto theft and conspiracy to commit burglary.  Peel is now in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.  Peel has past convictions and is a violent habitual offender.…

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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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