Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today that Tyrone Body was found guilty after a trial for the crime of burglary of a dwelling. He will be sentenced November 4, 2019. He is an habitual offender and faces up to twenty-five years without eligibility for parole or early release.
During the early morning hours on November 10, 2018, Body barged through the locked door of his girlfriend’s apartment in Canton. Body then assaulted her, breaking her nose in the process. The home was occupied by the victim, her four small children, and another man.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched by a third party who called 911 to report the disturbance. When they arrived on scene, they found Body still in the home. The case was tried in front of a Madison County jury who found Body guilty on the charge of burglary of a dwelling. The Defendant had previously pled guilty to the charge of domestic violence in Madison Justice Court.
District Attorney Bramlett stated, “This is yet another example of domestic violence in our community. I appreciate the quick response of the Sheriff’s Department who were able to catch this guy before he was able to get away with his crime.”