ARMED ROBBER SENTENCED TO 24 YEARS

District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson announced this week that Mychal Roberts pled guilty Monday, November 2nd, in Washington County Circuit Court for using a firearm to rob several Greenville businesses, including Pizza Hut, Subway, and Double Quick.

With the case set for trial, Roberts chose instead to plead guilty to the charges brought against him.  Roberts was sentenced to 24 years with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with 19 of those years to be served day-for-day behind bars.

The charges stemmed from a string of 2018 armed robberies wherein Roberts would approach store employees, brandishing a pistol, and demand money.  When Roberts committed his final robbery at the Double Quick located near Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville Police Department officers were able to arrive on the scene in time to catch Roberts fleeing the premises.  The bag Roberts used to carry away his stolen loot burst in the middle of Highway 1, leading GPD officers to follow a trail of dollar bills and change directly to Roberts’ location.  Following his arrest, Roberts confessed to not only the Double Quick robbery, but also robberies at Pizza Hut (twice) and Subway.

The case against Roberts was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney M. Austin Frye, who expressed his appreciation for the diligence and dedication of the officers and investigators of the Greenville Police Department.  Frye stated that: “Armed robbery is a serious crime with serious consequences – Mychal Roberts will serve the next 19 years in custody.  Thanks to the quick work of the Greenville Police Department. Greenville’s businesses and their employees are now safer by having a predatory robber like Mychal Roberts off our streets.”

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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
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Greenwood Office
P.O. Box 253
Greenwood, MS 38935
[P] 662.453.1089
[F] 662.451.7291
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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.