Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Oct. 16, 2014

Carl Cook v. Rankin County -anonymous tip with no corroboration does not allow  Terry stop – Cook was convicted of a DUI first after  Officer Timothy Ware of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District was told by dispatch to  “be on the lookout”  for a vehicle that was driving erratically and the driver of the vehicle possibly flashing…

Decisions – Miss.Ct. of App. – Oct. 14, 2014

Miss. Dep’t of Revenue v. Johnny Reb Aviation – appeal of administrative agency – MDOR determined Johnny Reb Aviation LLC (Johnny Reb), an airplane dealership, was also chartering the airplanes it was offering for sale, which meant it had to pay a use tax. Johnny Reb disagreed and appealed to the chancery court.  The chancellor reversed the Department’s decision.…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Oct. 9, 2014

Howell v. State – death penalty case pcr – Marlon Howell was convicted of capital murder (underlying felony of robbery) and sentenced to death in the murder of Hugh Pernell, a newspaper carrier, who was shot and killed in his car  in New Albany while running his newspaper route.  In 2008, Howell filed a pcr petition and the Miss.S.Ct.…

Oral argument – Miss.Ct. of App. – Oct. 8, 2014

Several cases are being argued today in the Miss.Ct. of Appeals. First up at 10:00 a.m.  are three consolidated cases that all arise out of the looting of the estate of DeMon McClinton. (DeMon inherited the money from his grandfather, Aaron Henry).  DeMon’s  father Thomas McClinton and the estate’s lawyer Michael J.  Brown (not to…