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Jury Finds Dexter Powell Guilty for May 2015 Shooting and Firearm Possession

Greenville, MS – In Washington County Circuit Court, a jury found Dexter Powell, 30 yoa, guilty for a shooting that occurred on May 3, 2015, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today.   The Washington County jury returned their verdict shortly before […] read more

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Lakendrick Lee pleads guilty for killing Quintarius Givens

Greenville, MS – In Washington County Circuit Court, Lakendrick Lee, 31 yoa, pled guilty to killing Quintarius Givens on July 3, 2015, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. On July 3, 2015, Quintarius Givens was found shot multiple times outside […] read more

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Kendall Woodson, Sr. found guilty of Domestic Aggravated Assault

Greenwood, MS – In Leflore County Circuit Court, Kendall Woodson, Sr., 39 yoa, was found guilty for pouring hot grease on his wife, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. Woodson had been indicted by a Leflore County grand jury for […] read more

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January
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Camara “Killer Cam” Johnson found guilty of Murder and Aggravated Assault

Greenville, MS – In Washington County Circuit Court, a jury found Camara “Killer Cam” Johnson, 23 yoa, guilty for his role in a shooting that occurred on May 2, 2014, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. The Washington County jury […] read more

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Our Mission

The mission of the District Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Circuit Court, under the direction of
W. Dewayne Richardson, is to seek justice in order to maintain an environment of safety, security and lawful behavior for the citizens of the Fourth District.

The Office of the District Attorney uses lawful and reasonable methods to successfully identify and prosecute those who commit felony crimes. When a crime occurs, the Office of the District Attorney diligently pursues the indictment and conviction of those responsible, while adhering to all rights of the Victim, ensuring the victim is being provided all direct services applicable, and acknowledging all constitutional safeguards for the accused.

The District Attorney’s Office for the Fourth
District’s goal is to work with law enforcement and the judiciary to punish those who break our laws with adequate punishment. Every representative of the Office of the District Attorney pledges their commitment and full support to the protection of all citizens within the Fourth Circuit Court District.

Contact

Greenville Office
P.O. Box 426
Greenville MS 38702
[P] 662.378.2105
[F] 662.332.4665
generalinfo@msdeltada.com

Indianola Office
P.O. Box 1046
Indianola, MS 38751
[P] 662.887.4306
[F] 662.887.6275
generalinfo@msdeltada.com

Greenwood Office
P.O. Box 253
Greenwood, MS 38935
[P] 662.453.1089
[F] 662.451.7291
generalinfo@msdeltada.com

Judicial Process

Citizen's Involvement in the criminal justice system typically begins with them being a victim, witness, or defendant of a crime. Arrests are made generally by a judge-issued warrant or by a police officer observing a crime in process. Law enforcement may also arrest someone if it has probable cause to believe the person committed a criminal offense. When individuals are arrested they are routinely advised of their Miranda Rights upon arrest, advising them that they have the right to remain silent and that anything they say will be used against them in court. On being questioned, defendants have the right to have their attorney present or to have one appointed if they are indigent.

Felony defendants appear at a first appearance and have the charges reviewed. A judge will inquire if the defendant has an attorney. If low income, the defendant may qualify for a court-appointed lawyer. No plea is entered at this time unless the defendant wishes to plead guilty or waives indictment and has an attorney present. All felony cases are presented to a grand jury in the county that the crime was committed. In the State of Mississippi, only a grand jury has the authority to indict an individual for a felony offense and require them to stand trial for the charges alleged in an affidavit and indictment.

If an indictment is issued, the defendant is bound over to stand trial or enter a guilty plea to the crimes alleged. When a criminal trial occurs all 12 jurors must find the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Sentences are decided by Circuit Court Judges in all criminal matters. In most cases a recommendation is made regarding imprisonment, probation, fines and restitution.