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

Madison County Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Gratification of Lust

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today that Tracy Cornelius Ellis was sentenced this week to 30 years in prison after being found guilty by a Madison County jury in February for Gratification of Lust.  Ellis will be required to serve his 30-year sentence day-for-day.  In addition to his sentence, … Read more

Flora Con Artist Convicted of Stealing more than $12,000 from an Elderly Woman

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today that Dewayne Carlos Small was convicted by a jury for vulnerable adult exploitation after stealing more than $12,000 from an 80-year-old-victim.  It took the jury less than 35 minutes to reach its unanimous verdict.  Small was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison.  … Read more

Rankin County Man to Serve 30 Years for Second Degree Murder

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today that John Preston Finch will serve thirty years in prison for second degree murder, day-for-day, for murdering Amy Renee Stewart on December 31, 2016, by shooting her in the chest with a single barrel 12 gauge shotgun. On December 31, 2016, Rankin County … Read more

Rankin Man Receives 20-Year Sentence for Sexual Battery Involving a Minor

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today that Robert Lee McLaurin was sentenced to serve 20 years in jail for sexual battery involving a 17-year-old minor.  He will have to serve his sentence day-for-day and register with the Mississippi Sexual Offender Registry. On August 21, 2017, the Brandon Police Department … Read more

Rankin County Toy Store Robber Sentenced To Forty Years In Prison

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today that Erik Lamar Lewis was sentenced to 40 years for Armed Robbery of a Flowood toy store.  Lewis has two prior felony convictions for armed robbery and will not be eligible for early release or parole.  Lewis will serve the next 40 years day-for-day in … Read more

Madison County Drug Dealer Receives 40-Year Sentence

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today that Jeremiah Kelly was sentenced to 40 years for trafficking a controlled substance.  Kelly will not be eligible for early release and will have to serve his sentence day-for-day.  His arrest netted marijuana, cocaine, weapons, more than $150,000 in cash and a ledger … Read more

Teaonta Clark Sentenced to Forty Years for Armed Robbery That Resulted in Death of 13-year-old Boy

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today Teaonta Jymon Clark will spend the next forty years in prison after an armed robbery which resulted in a father being shot and his 13-year-old son being murdered. On October 27, 2014 Tony Clark and his nephew, Teaonta Clark, entered the Fat Boys … Read more