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

Camden Man Receives 60 years for Violent Crime Spree

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today Joshua Olive was sentenced by Judge Steve Ratcliff to serve 60 years for two counts of home invasion and two counts of aggravated assault that occurred at a home in rural Madison County near the Leake County line.  On January 1, 2019, Olive … 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

Wisconsin Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Robbing a Gas Station in Rankin County

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today that 51-year-old Dion Lamont Summers, of Wisconsin, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the armed robbery of a gas station in Rankin County.  Five years of his sentence have been suspended. On November 13, 2017, the Richland Police Department was dispatched … Read more

Jackson Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Shooting Two In a Ridgeland Parking Lot

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today that Sam Kenta Johnson, of Jackson, was sentenced to serve 25 years in prison for two counts of aggravated assault after shooting two people in a Ridgeland parking lot.  Upon his release, he will be required to be under supervised probation for five … Read more

Statement by District Attorney John K. Bramlett Regarding Law Enforcement Appreciation Week

I am proud and honored to work with the best law enforcement in the country.  Madison and Rankin counties’ law enforcement officials embark on a daily mission to keep the peace where we live and work.  Their work is noble, selfless and often without notice.  They stand strong; so we can stand stronger.  We set … Read more

Rankin County Jury Convicts Man of Three Counts of Sexual Battery Involving Minor Children

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today that Jorge Carlos Aday-Cazorla was found guilty by a jury for three counts of sexual battery involving two young children.  He is scheduled to be sentenced in May, 2019. On September 24, 2017, a Richland Police officer was stopped by the parents of … Read more