Oral arg. – COA – 5/9/2019

At 1:30 the COA will hear the case of James McClung, Armond Jones,  Sedrick Buchanon  v. State of Mississippi (assuming the City doesn’t wash away before then). A tan colored SUV drove along side of a red Pontiac during the late hours of August 15, 2015. The red car was occupied by D’Alandis Love, Kelsey…

Decisions – COA – 5/7/2019

Hand down list Michael Henderson v. State of Mississippi – contraband in prison –  Henderson was convicted of possession of contraband, a  homemade knife, while confined in a correctional facility. He was sentenced as a non-violent habitual offender to serve fifteen years.  Appointed counsel could identify no issues and filed a Lindsey brief  pursuant to…

Decisions – MSSC – 5/2/2019

Hand down list Andre Antonio Fairley v. State of Mississippi –  404(b), etc. – Andre Fairley was convicted  for one count of possessing two or more grams, but less than ten grams of cocaine with intent to distribute, and one count of possessing more than thirty grams, but less than one kilogram, of synthetic cannabinoid,…

Decisions – COA – 4/30/2019

Hand down list Christopher Grace v. State of Mississippi – armed robbery –  Grace was convicted of two counts of armed robbery and one count of felony fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer in a motor vehicle after he and his uncle robbed  the Citizens Bank of Philadelphia in Scooba, Mississippi.  Grace even gave…

Decisions – MSSC – 4/25/2019

Hand down list Ceola James v. Latrice Westbrooks – election contest – When Latrice Westbrooks defeated incumbent Ceola James for a position on the Court of Appeals, James filed an election contest claiming that Westbrooks had  improperly affiliated with the Democratic Party and improperly aligned herself with a political candidate, Representative Bennie Thompson.   Westbrooks…

Decisions – COA – 4/23/2019

Hand down list Carl Maurice Wallace v. State of Mississippi –  suppression/ traffic stop – Carl Wallace was convicted of possession with the intent to distribute a variety of controlled substances and for possession of a firearm by a felon.  Wallace was arrested after a confidential informant called the sheriff’s office and stated that there…

Decisions – MSSC – 4/19/2019

Hand down list James Allen Insurance Brokers and Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, Subscribing to Certificate NO. FRO-100944 v. First Financial Bank – binder of insurance – The Feazells have a chicken farm.  The farm is  secured by  loans from First Financial Bank.  In December 2013 the Feazells  requested a new policy of insurance from…