Leroy McCullar sentenced to 35 years for 2nd Degree Murder
Greenville, MS – In Washington County Circuit Court, Leroy McCullar, 36 yoa, pled guilty to killing Darryl Harris on April 11, 2015, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. On April 11, 2015, Darryl Harris was found shot multiple times outside […] read more
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
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
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
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
Malik Stewart pleads Guilty to 3 Greenville Robberies
Greenville, MS – In Greenville, Malik Stewart pled guilty to three charges of Armed Robbery in Washington County Circuit Court, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. Stewart was scheduled for trial earlier this month but he opted to plead guilty […] read more
Earnest Stuckey found Guilty of Second Degree Murder and Firearm Enhancement
Greenville, MS – In Washington County Circuit Court, Earnest Stuckey, 69 yoa, was found guilty after two days of testimony for the shooting death of Arthur Triplett, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. Stuckey had been indicted by a Washington […] read more
Washington County Grand Jury Indicts Greenville High Teacher
Greenville, MS – In Washington County Circuit Court, Linda Winters Johnson has been indicted by the most recent Grand Jury, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. After a thorough investigation by the Greenville Police Department, investigators turned over their findings […] read more
Marquis “Ripper” McKinney and Cordale McCarty pled guilty to their involvement in May 2014 Shootings
Greenville, MS – In Washington County Circuit Court, Marquis McKinney, 23 yoa, and Cordale McCarty, 29 yoa, pled guilty to their roles in a shooting that occurred on May 2, 2014, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. On May 2, […] read more
Cortorrius Harris sentenced to 35 years for 2nd Degree Murder
Greenville, MS – In Washington County Circuit Court, Cortorrius Harris, 25 yoa, pled guilty to his role in killing Trey Carter in May of 2015, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. On May 7, 2015, Trey Carter was found shot […] read more
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.
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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.
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