Greenville, MS – In Greenville, Darius Smith has pled guilty for his role in robbing the Min Sang Grocery Store and he has been sentenced to serve time in the Mississippi Department of Corrections, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today.
Darius Smith was scheduled to go to trial this week for the January 2014 armed robbery of Min Sang Grocery where Jerome and Harry Seu were beaten and robbed. Instead of proceeding to trial he pled guilty during the jury selection process of his case. He then admitted his role in this violent robbery and assault. The main culprits who actually went into the store were Elton Harper and Darius Smith.
Harper pled guilty last year to Armed Robbery and Attempted Murder. He was sentenced to a total of 25 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. He will serve the first 20 years of his sentence in prison without the opportunity for early release or parole. Darius Smith pled guilty this week to the charge of Armed Robbery and he was sentenced to 25 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Smith will serve the first 18 years in prison and then be on probation for 5 years.
Richardson added that, “the District Attorney’s office feels that justice has been served by the conviction and penalty imposed on these defendants. This entire community was affected when word spread of Jerome and his brother Harry Seu being robbed and beaten. All defendants sentenced to the Penitentiary for Armed Robbery are required by law to serve 100% of their sentence without any early release or parole.”
Contact: W. Dewayne Richardson
District Attorney, Fourth Circuit Court District | 662-378-2105