Recently in Criminal Law Category

May 21, 2015

Robbery Arrest in Jackson

On Tuesday, a woman was arrested in connection with a robbery at the Regional Bank at 1455 Jacksonian Plaza. According to WJTV News Channel 12, 40-year-old Latina M. Younger was arrested and charged with bank robbery. She allegedly used a note to demand money from a bank teller. Although she apparently fled on foot, law enforcement officers apprehended her at the Venture Car Wash in Jackson, shortly after the robbery took place.

Robbery Charges in Jackson

Although very few case details have been released, we do know that she was interviewed at the station and charged with bank robbery. If you or somebody you love is facing bank robbery charges in or around the Jackson Metro area, contact the skilled criminal defense team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for an immediate consultation.

May 14, 2015

Burglary Arrests in Clinton

Earlier this week, two people were arrested in connection with recent burglaries in Clinton. According to WJTV News Channel 12, an unidentified minor and 18-year-old Paul Covington have been charged with two counts of burglary. The burglaries in question reportedly happened at local churches.

At this time, very few details about the investigation or the arrests have been released. We do know that the two suspects are being accused of burglarizing both the Parkway Baptist Church and Providence Presbyterian Church.

If you or somebody you love is facing burglary charges in or around the Jackson area, contact the skilled criminal defense attorneys at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for an immediate case consultation.

May 7, 2015

Vicksburg Marijuana Arrest

A woman in Vicksburg is now facing drug charges after a search and subsequent arrest by the Vicksburg Police Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. According to WJTV News Channel 12, 33-year-old LaToya Mitchell has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Very few details have been released, but she was allegedly found to have two pounds of marijuana in her possession.

Although this was a joint arrest by two different law enforcement agencies, we don't know why Mitchell was searched or any other details about her case. At this time, she is being held on a $10,000 bond at the Warren County Jail.

If you or a loved one is facing charges related to marijuana possession or distribution, you need to speak with a proven criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Thanks to the War on Drugs and mandatory minimums, even first-time non-violent offenders can do hard time.

April 29, 2015

Aggravated Assault in Hattiesburg

At least two people are wanted in associate with an aggravated assault that took place in Hattiesburg over the weekend. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the incident happened on Eagle Drive. Apparently, there was some type of altercation that escalated to a shooting. Although very few details have been released, we do know that authorities are looking for Damion Robertson and Randall Bridges in connection with this incident.

Assault Versus Aggravated Assault in Mississippi

Whether you've just been arrested or a friend or family member is facing assault charges, you may be wondering what the difference between assault and aggravated assault is. In most cases, aggravated assault typically involves weapons or some kind of escalation of violence. Simple assault charges might involve minor fisticuffs, pushing somebody or grabbing somebody. Cases involving weapons, guns, knives or any type of object used as a weapon will quickly escalate the charge from simple to aggravated. Listed below are a few different types of aggravated assault.

Different Types of Aggravated Assault

• Using a weapon of any kind
• Using an ordinary object as a weapon
• Shooting
• Injuring somebody very badly whether a weapon was used or not
• Stabbing
• Using a car as a weapon
• Using a stick or bat to strike somebody with

Felony Charges in Mississippi

If a weapon was used or serious bodily injury has occurred, you're likely facing aggravated assault charges. It's important to note that these will be felony charges. This means you could do a minimum of one year in a federal prison. Depending upon the severity and details of your particular case, you could be facing an extensive length of time behind bars, if convicted. Your first order of business needs to be contacting an experienced and proven criminal defense attorney.

When to Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney

After any arrest, it's a good idea to contact a criminal defense attorney before you begin speaking with law enforcement. You have the right to remain silent, exercise it. If you or somebody you love is facing assault or aggravated assault charges in Jackson or the surrounding areas, contact the skilled legal team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for an immediate case consultation.

April 23, 2015

Three Arrested for Growing Marijuana

At least three people were arrested for allegedly growing marijuana in Jones County this week. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the arrests went down on Monday as the Jones County Sheriff's Deputies executed a search warrant. Apparently, they searched a house on Sharon Moss Road and found an indoor marijuana growing operation. Christopher Michael Williams, Jeffery Williams and Melissa Wells were arrested in connection with the grow operation.

$10,000 to $15,000 in Marijuana

This search was reportedly part of an ongoing investigation that was initially started back in January. The search and seizure included approximately $10,000 to $15,000 worth of pot, cash, scales, vaporizers, fertilizers, lamps, humidifiers and other types of grow paraphernalia. WJTV News Channel 12 also reports that similar vaporizers were recently confiscated in local high schools too. Law enforcement officials also claim to have seized information with the names of customers as well.

Marijuana Possession, Distribution and Growing Arrests

Although progressive legislation involving the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana is sweeping the country, possession, distribution and manufacturing (growing) marijuana is still illegal in Mississippi. If you're facing any kind of charges involving marijuana, you need to speak with a skilled criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible about your case. Draconian drug laws including mandatory minimums mean that even first-time, non-violent offenders can face years or decades in prison. What's going on in other parts of the country doesn't have anything to do with your particular case. Having an experienced and proven criminal defense attorney on your side will be your best asset during a difficult time.

After a Marijuana Grow Arrest

Speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney after a marijuana grow arrest needs to be your number-one priority. You need somebody with the experience and case results to back up their claims. These aren't simple misdemeanor charges. You could be facing a lengthy prison sentence and extensive fines.

If you or somebody you love has been arrested in connection with a marijuana grow operation, call the skilled and proven criminal defense attorneys at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for an immediate consultation.

April 16, 2015

60 Years for Marijuana Conviction

A man was recently sentenced to 60 years for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. According to WJTV News Channel 12, 36-year-old Kendal Deval Martin was sentenced to 60 years without the possibility of probation, parole or early release. Since Martin is considered a 'habitual and subsequent' drug offender, he will have to serve the entire sentence, effectively spending the rest of his life behind bars.

Possession with Intent to Distribute

Depending upon the amount of certain types of drugs, suspects could be facing possession with intent to distribute charges. Basically, if you have a larger amount than what is considered for 'personal use,' you could be charged with intent to distribute.

If you or somebody you love is facing drug possession or distribution charges, contact the skilled legal team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 today.

April 1, 2015

Armed Robbery in Jackson

On Tuesday, a liquor store in Jackson was robbed. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the incident happened at the Wine & Spirits shop on I-55 North. Apparently, a suspect walked into the liquor store with a gun and demanded money from the clerk. Witness reports indicate that he may have left in a white car, although there is no information on the make or model involved.

Armed Robbery Charges in Jackson

Although no arrests or charges have been made, the suspect could potentially be facing felony armed robbery charges. If you're facing armed robbery charges in or around the Jackson metro area, contact the skilled criminal defense team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for a consultation today.

March 26, 2015

Assault Arrests at JSU

On Monday, two people were arrested in association with a potential road rage incident at Jackson State University (JSU). According to WJTV News Channel 12, the incident happened near the Palisades apartment complex. Apparently, two men and one woman got into some kind of altercation. One of the men brandished a weapon. JUS police officers responded to the scene, and both men were arrested.

Although very few details about how the arrest went down were released, we do know that charges included simple assault and possession of a weapon on school property. If you or a loved one is facing assault or weapons charges, contact the skilled defense team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for a consultation today.

March 12, 2015

$100K in Cocaine Seized, Three Arrested

Earlier this week, three people were arrested and approximately $100,000 worth of cocaine was seized in a drug bust by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN). According to WJTV News Channel 12, officials also found over $8,900 in cash and four vehicles in the Picayune bust. Gerald Hinton, 50, Draeshund "Lil Dip" Magee, 37, and Joshua Ceaser, 32, were arrested in connection with the drugs.

Although very few details about how the arrests went down have been released, we do know that there was a joint investigation between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. At this time, all of the suspects have been charged with conspiracy to distribute.

If you or a loved one is facing drug possession or distribution charges in or around the Jackson area, contact the skilled defense team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for an immediate consultation. The attorneys at Coxwell & Associates have what their past clients call real experience when it comes to defending criminal cases. The attorneys have had success helping people in matters ranging from professionals who got a DUI to some of the most serious cases one can imagine. One only needs to look at the client "thank you" and recommendation section on the Coxwell & Associates website or look at the list or representative cases to see the depth of real experience.

March 5, 2015

Jackson Car Break-in Suspects

At least three people are in custody in connection with car break-ins at an apartment complex in Jackson this week. According to WJTV News Channel 12, Zaccheus Thicklen, Justin Taylor and Christopher Spell have been charged with seven counts of auto burglary. Very few details have been released about the crimes or the subsequent arrests, but we do know that authorities are still trying to locate a fourth suspect.

Car Burglary at Woodridge Apartments

Apparently, a resident at the Woodridge Apartment complex alerted authorities after early morning car break-ins. There was a chase on foot, and law enforcement officers with the Jackson Police Department (JPD) apprehended the three suspects. At this time, they're still trying to find a fourth suspect, and anybody with information is being asked to come forward.

Car Burglaries in Jackson

Car burglaries in Jackson can leave victims and community members understandably shaken up, but that doesn't mean that the accused don't deserve their day in court. In America, you're innocent until proven guilty. This means that suspects in custody or who have been charged and released deserve to have their rights protected and looked after during all investigative processes and court proceedings.

Why You Need an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

Fewer things are more important than your future and your freedom. You can't properly look after or provide for your family if you're in jail or prison. As soon as you've been arrested, you need to get in touch with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Don't waste valuable time or talk to investigators without proven representation.

When to Call a Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or somebody you love has been arrested for car burglary in or around the Jackson metro area, you need to call a lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner you speak with a lawyer, the sooner you can begin working on your defense.

Call the skilled criminal defense team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for a case consultation today.

February 20, 2015

Manslaughter Arrest in Yazoo City

On Wednesday, 28-year-old Eric Terrell Rogers died as a result of injures sustained in a shooting that happened in Yazoo City. According to WJTV News Channel 12, Rogers was shot in the chest. Although he was taken to King's Daughter Hospital, he succumbed to his injuries.

At this time, a 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged with manslaughter in connection with the shooting. Initial witness reports indicate that this could have been an accidental shooting, but very few details have been released. Eric Alton Lee has been charged with manslaughter.

Manslaughter Charges in Jackson

If you or a loved one has been charged with manslaughter or any criminal offense in or around the Jackson area, you need to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Coxwell & Associates understand that sometimes "good people make bad choices." They have decades of real experience helping people solve their legal problems.

February 13, 2015

Aggravated Assault in Jackson

On Friday, a Jackson resident was sentenced to 10 years for aggravated assault. According to WJTV News Channel 12, 31-year-old Christopher Wilson was sentenced to 10 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. He will have five years to serve, five years suspended and three years of post-release supervision. His sentencing was delayed since the jury found him guilty in court a month ago.

Victim Stabbed 27 Times

Wilson, in addition to four other co-defendants, were accused of stabbing another pre-trial detainee 27 times while they were inside the Hinds County Detention Center. The victim, who survived the attack, was able to identify the assailants. The article didn't report on what sentences or other charges the co-defendants were also facing.

Assault Charges in Jackson

Circumstances can vary widely from case to case. An arrest for assault can happen in bar fights, domestic disputes and even in correctional holding facilities. While most simple assault charges involve minor fisticuff, slaps or shoves, aggravated assault typically involves weapons and or much greater harm to the other party involved. Aggravated assaults, whether they involve traditional weapons or not, can leave victims in the hospital with severe injuries. This isn't your average bar fight. Listed below are just a few examples of different types of aggravated assault.

Examples of Aggravated Assault

• Stabbing somebody
• Shooting somebody
• Beating somebody with a blunt object
• Using your automobile as a weapon
• Beating and injury somebody very badly
• Using a rope or similar object to choke a person
• Using any type of ordinary everyday object to hurt somebody with

When to Call a Lawyer

After any kind of arrest, whether it's simple assault, aggravated assault or some other type of crime, you need to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. You need an attorney with the time, resources and skills to devote to your freedom and future.

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault, contact the skilled defense team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for a case consultation today.

February 6, 2015

Homicide Suspect Arrested in Jackson

Earlier this week, a man wanted in connection with a triple homicide was arrested in the Metro area. According to WJTV News Channel 12, 19-year-old Isaac Tiharihondi was arrested at about 2:30 a.m. without incident by a law enforcement task force. He's accused of killing three people in Houston, Texas, whose bodies were discovered on Monday.

Capital Murder Charges

At this time, he's facing two counts of capital murder. Autopsy results are still pending, and this case is still under investigation with authorities. He is currently being detained in the Hinds County Detention Center, but will likely be extricated to Harris County soon.

Homicide Arrests in Jackson

If you or a loved one is facing homicide charges in Jackson or the surrounding areas, you need to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Coxwell & Associates have years of experience helping people who are charged with criminal offenses. Managing partner Merrida Coxwell has over 35 years helping people with criminal charges. If you need assistance call at 601-948-1600.

January 30, 2015

Burglary Suspect Arrested in Jackson

A suspect has been arrested in connection with multiple burglaries in Jackson this week. According to WJTV News Channel 12, law enforcement authorities were on the scene at a Southbrook Drive residence on Wednesday morning making the arrest. Very few details have been released about the crimes or the arrest.

The suspect allegedly stole items from multiple residences in the area and then posted those items for sale on social media websites. WJTV News Channel 12 also reports that there were shots fired on the scene of the arrest, but they didn't know if they were from law enforcement or somebody else.

If you or a loved one is facing burglary charges, contact the skilled team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for a case consultation. The attorneys at Coxwell & Associates have years of real experience helping people solve real problems.

January 23, 2015

Football Players Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

Just after midnight on Thursday, two Ole Miss football players were arrested for disorderly conduct. There's no word on the circumstances of the arrests, but according to WJTV News Channel 12, they were arrested and booked in Lafayette County.

Safety Trae Elston and receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct late that evening. Elston was also charged with resisting arrest. Very few details have been released about the incident, but we do know that as of noon the next day, they were still in jail.

Disorderly Conduct Arrest

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Call the skilled team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 today for experienced representation.