Breaking News

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February
18th
Feb

Benny Motton pleads guilty to 2nd Degree Murder for 2013 Homicide

Greenville, MS – In Washington County Circuit Court, Benny Motton, 22 yoa, pled guilty and was sentenced for his role in the shooting death of Ronald “Bo Bo” Webster, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today.  Motton had been indicted by […] read more

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January
12th
Jan

3 Greenville Men Convicted of Home Invasion and Armed Robbery

Greenville, MS – In Greenville, Isaac, Meekco, and Trevontae Johnson were all found guilty of multiple charges involving a home invasion in 2013, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. After a full week of trial, a Washington County jury found […] read more

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January
8th
Jan

Cooper pleads guilty to 2nd Degree Murder for 2013 Homicide

Greenville, MS – In Washington County Circuit Court, Damien Cooper, 22 yoa, pled guilty and was sentenced for the shooting death of Ronald “Bo Bo” Webster, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today.  Cooper had been indicted by a Washington County […] read more

8th
December
8th
Dec

Johnny Maybell pleads guilty for 2013 homicide

Greenville, MS – In Washington County Circuit Court, Johnny Maybell, 30 yoa, pled guilty and was sentenced for the shooting death of Robert Anderson, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. Maybell had been indicted by a Washington County grand jury […] read more

21st
November
21st
Nov

Billy Spivey arrested and sentenced for 2011 homicide

Indianola, MS – In Sunflower County Circuit Court, Billy Spivey, 50 yoa, pled guilty and was sentenced for the shooting death of Pamela Pitts in 2011, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. Spivey had been indicted by a Sunflower County […] read more

10th
November
10th
Nov

JaBrandon Green sentenced to 25 years

Greenwood, MS – In Greenwood, JaBrandon Green was sentenced to a total of 25 years with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. Green had been indicted by a November 2013 Grand Jury for the charges […] read more

14th
October
14th
Oct

Mark Haney receives 30 year sentence in 2012 homicide

Indianola, MS – In Sunflower County Circuit Court, Mark Haney pled guilty to the shooting death of an Indianola man in 2012, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. Haney had been indicted by a Sunflower County grand jury in June […] 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.