November 3, 2009
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Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472
Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Brandon Flowers of Jackson was sentenced to 15-years in prison, through a plea agreement. Flowers will have to serve all 15 years in the state penitentiary for robbing a man outside of North Park Mall.
Guest stated, “This crime occurred at Northpark Mall, one of the largest malls in Mississippi, during one of the busiest shopping days of the of the year.”
Guest added, “Holiday shoppers should know that they are safe during the Christmas Season – a time when people are shopping for their family and friends.”
Guest added, “The Ridgeland Police Department did an outstanding in this case. Their quick response in arriving at the scene within less than a minute of being dispatched is why one more criminal is now behind bars.”
On November 29, 2008, the Ridgeland Police Department responded to a robbery in the parking lot of North Park Mall. The victim told police that he was approached by Flowers in the parking lot and Flowers demanded that he turn over his wallet. The victim gave Flowers the wallet and then Flowers ran toward the mall. The victim also provided officers with a physical description and a description of the clothes Flowers was wearing during the robbery.
While the victim was being interviewed, he noticed a blue Mercury Grand Marquis and identified that as the vehicle that was Flowers standing in front of prior to the robbery. Officials approached the vehicle and noticed a strong order of marijuana coming from the car. Officers ordered Flowers and the other occupants from the parked car and conducted a search of the vehicle where they recovered the victim’s wallet. Flowers was placed under arrest.
The victim identified Flowers, as the person who robbed him, through a photo-line-up and a physical line-up. Flowers later confessed to the crime.
Guest concluded, “We hope that this sentence sends a strong message that we will aggressively prosecute criminals that use our businesses as places to commit their crimes.”