Pearl Man Receives Twenty Year Sentence for Sexual Battery Involving 11 Year Old Girl

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today that Anthony Wayne Atkinson was sentenced to serve 20 years for Sexual Battery by Circuit Court Judge John H. Emfinger. The time will have to be served day for day without the chance or early release or parole. Atkinson will have to register … Read more

Tyrone Body Found Guilty of House Burglary After Breaking into Canton Home

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 … Read more

Byron McBride Pleads Guilty to Capital Murder in Killing of Kingston Frazier

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today Byron McBride pled guilty this afternoon to capital murder in the 2017 shooting death of Kingston Frazier.  He was sentenced to life in prison without parole. During the early morning hours of May 18, 2017, McBride, along with the two other individuals, went … Read more

Thomas Ball, Jr. Receives Twenty-Five Years for Armed Robbery of Canton Woman

 Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today Thomas Ray Ball, Jr., of Clinton, was sentenced to twenty-five years without the chance of early release or parole for the armed robbery of a Canton woman. On September 18, 2017, a woman went to a Vicksburg Casino where she won a large … Read more

Man Charged with Killing Three in Pawnshop in Jackson Sentenced to Life in Prison

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced that Joshua Garcia pled guilty, July 30, 2019, mid-trial, to attempted escape as a violent habitual offender.  Yesterday, August 5, 2019, Garcia was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of early release or parole. Garcia is also currently charged with the homicide … Read more

Canton Mother Receives 30 Year Sentence for Felony Child Abuse

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today Latasha Leonard was sentenced to serve 30 years for Felonious Abuse of a Child by Circuit Court Judge Steve Ratcliff.  The case was a combined investigation of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Canton Police Department, and Child Protective Services. In 2017, Madison County … Read more

Man Charged with Killing Three in Pawnshop in Jackson Pleads Guilty to Escape in Madison

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today that Joshua Garcia pled guilty today, mid-trial, to attempted escape as a violent habitual offender.  Garcia is also currently charged with the homicide of three employees of a Jackson pawnshop that occurred in December 2016. He fled the Jackson area after the murders … Read more

Ocean Springs Man Convicted of First Degree Murder of his Grandparents

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today that 26-year-old Zachary Stanford, of Ocean Springs, received two life sentences for the 2015 murder of his grandparents.  On June 23, 2015, neighbors found Robert and Peggy Faries dead in their home in the Greenfield community of Rankin County.  Rankin County Deputies arrived … Read more

Man Receives 30-Year Sentence for Armed Robbery and Kidnapping

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today that Deshaun Grissom was sentenced to 30 years in prison for armed robbery and kidnapping.  Five years will be suspended and he will have to serve 25 years in prison.  Upon his release, he will serve five years of supervised probation. On August … Read more