Decisions – COA – May 19, 2015 – part 1

Kenny Walton v. State – ineffective assistance guilty plea – Walton was charged along with 3 others in the robbery and beating of a pizza delivery man in Cleveland Miss.   The victim’s phone had been stolen and when it was traced, Winters was found talking on the phone.  He eventually admitted to being present when Matthews,…

Oral arg. – Mon., May 18, 2018 – Miss.S.Ct.

At 1:30, Monday, May 18, 2015, the Mississippi Supreme Court will hear the case of Clayton Hinton v. Nate Rolison.  Clayton Hinton purchased and financed property in Hattiesburg to use as a used car lot.  The mortgage was financed by Wells Fargo.   In agreement with his wife and in contemplation of divorce, he  deeded…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – May 14, 2015

Cleveland MHC, LLC v. City of Richland – zoning case. The City of Richland passed an ordinance stating that if a mobile home was removed from the Cleveland Mobile Home Park, it could not be replaced by another mobile home on the site.  Cleveland MHC filed a bill of exceptions.  The mobile home park had…

Opinions – COA – May 12, 2015

Mark Dwayne Sumrell v. State – habitual’s requirement  that defendant have served a year on prior – Sumrell was charged with felony shoplifting in 2004.  He was indicted as an habitual but the indictment failed to specify the crime in one of the prior so the court allowed the state to amend the indictment to add that…