Decisions – MSSC – 4/11/2019

Hand down list Alvin C. Wilson v. State of Mississippi –  trial in absentia – Wilson was convicted in absentia  of sexual battery of an eleven-year-old who ended up giving birth to his child at the age of 12.  Wilson had been scheduled to  plead to statutory rape.   The trial commenced on a previously-scheduled…

Decisions – COA – 4/9/2019

Hand down list Larry Charles Carter Carter v. State of Mississippi –  proof of habitual status – After shots were fired into an apartment injuring a child inside, Larry Carter requested to see a police officer. When one arrived, he confessed to having shot into the apartment because he had had an argument with the…

Decisions – MSSC – 4/4/2019

Hand down list Phillip Earl Young v. State of Mississippi – successor PCR – This is Young’s fourth PRC petition challenging a conviction for felony evasion and automobile burglary.  The Court is fed up with frivolous successor PCRs and  orders that Young may not file any more with regard to these convictions unless he pays…

Decisions – COA – 4/2/2019

Hand down list Michael Guss, Jr. v. State of Mississippi –  drug trafficking – In December of  2015, Postal Inspector Dominick Riley was working at the United States Postal Inspection Service Center in Jackson when he  noticed a suspicious express mail package.   After a drug dog alerted him about the package, Inspector Riley applied…

Oral arg. – COA -4/3/2019

At 1:30 the COA will hear the case of Jackson Public Schools v. Tanyatameika Mason. Mason was the principal of Jim Hill High School.   In May 2016, JPS decided to terminate her principal contract and offer her one as assistant principal.  Mason was issued an assistant principal’s contract and offered a hearing regarding the termination…

Decisions – MSSC – 3/28/2019

Hand down list John M. Barham, Jr., Marsha B. Price, Gregory P. Brady, William J. Ross, James E. Gunn a/k/a Ed Gunn and Douglas J. Gunn v. Mississippi Power Company –  transfer to chancery/Surface Mining Act – Barham, et al.  filed suit in circuit court seeking a declaratory judgment that they owned lignite under a…

Oral arg. -MSSC – 3/27/2019

At 1:30 the MSSC will hear the interlocutory appeal in  Franklin Collection Service v. Bancorp South.   In 2010, Franklin filed a lawsuit and named Bancorp South as a defendant in its first amended complaint.  Franklin claimed  BancorpSouth had charged Franklin excessive amounts of overdraft fees. On November 28, 2012, Franklin filed a motion for…