Jesston Pam sentenced for Havanna Street Robbery
Greenville, MS – In Greenville, Jesston Pam, 17 yoa, pled guilty to committing two separate home invasions including one that resulted in him robbing an elderly victim, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. In September of last year, Pam was […] read more
Michael Jackson sentenced to 18 years in Prison for Assault
Greenville, MS – District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today that Michael Jackson pled guilty this morning to the charges of Domestic Aggravated Assault and two counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Following his plea Circuit Judge […] read more
Kelvin Threadgill pleads Guilty to robbing victim in Office Parking Lot
Greenville, MS – In Greenville, Kelvin Lamont Threadgill pled guilty to Armed Robbery and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon in Washington County Circuit Court, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. Threadgill was scheduled for trial on Monday […] read more
Howard Hayes sentenced to 12 years
Greenwood, MS – Howard Hayes pled guilty before Judge Margaret Carey-McCray for committing the crimes of Business Burglary and Grand Larceny as a Habitual Offender in Leflore County Circuit Court, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. Prior to being convicted […] read more
McClungs receive 25 year sentence for House Burglary
Greenwood, MS – Leflore County defendants Darrell and Frederick McClung pled guilty to committing multiple House Burglaries in Leflore County Circuit Court, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. Richardson said, “The McClung brothers were scheduled to stand trial for their [&hell read more
Two Lefore County Men receive 20 year sentences for Armed Robbery
Greenwood, MS – In Greenwood, Joe Nathan III and Michael Garrett were sentenced to 20 years with the Mississippi Department of Corrections by Judge Ashley Hines, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. In July 2014, Joe Nathan III and Michael […] read more
Adrian Darby convicted for assaulting his neighbor
Greenwood, MS – In Greenwood, Adrian Darby was sentenced to 18 years with the Mississippi Department of Corrections by Judge Carol White-Richard, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. On February 16 2014, Darby was arrested by the Greenwood Police Department […] read more
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
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
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
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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