Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Clarion-Ledger thief graduates from catch & release

Our man Marcus "Troublemane" Lawson finaallly got indicted for his carjacking escapades in October 2015.  However, he was not indicted until April 17, 2017, 18 months after he allegedly committed the crime.  This indictment comes nearly three years after he was indicted for stealing a Clarion-Ledger photographer's camera and Ipad.  You can't make this up.  Check out Troublemane's tour of duty in the Hinds County criminal justice system.

*2014 indictment.  A Hinds County grand jury indicts Troublemane  for grand larceny in May 2014 for allegedly:

did then and  there willfully, unlawfully and  feloniously take, steal and carry away Apple I-Pad, Apple I-Phone, I-Phone charger, Nikon digital camera, a  more particular description being to the Grand Jury unknown, of the total value of more than $5000. 0, the property  of The  Clarion Ledger
The crime is alleged to have taken place on March 11, 2014.  The indictment still has not been adjudicated but sits on the docket in Judge Kidd's court.  Judge Kidd set bond at $5,000.  Troublemane posted the bond and went free to commit more crime.  The case has not gone to trial and has been repeatedly continued. 

*2016 indictment.  Troublemane and his padnah Tommy Ross were accused of breaking into the home of a woman who lives on Lowder Drive on October 30, 2015.  The Hinds County grand jury indicted him on January 21, 2016.  The case has been continued several times and awaits trial.  The case is also assigned to Judge Kidd.  Keep in mind Troublemane was out on bond when he committed this crime.  The case has not gone to trial.

*2017 indictment.  Troublemane was indicted in April 2017 for carjacking and armed robbery allegedly committed on October 15, 2015. The indictment states:

did willfully, unlawfully, feloniously and knowingly, take a motor vehicle from the immediate actual possession of Margaret McLaurin, said motor vehicle being a 2013 Chrysler 2000, MS tag number HRM048, a more particular description being to the Grand Jury unknown, being then and there the property  of Jerry Garner, he the said  Marcus Lawson being then and there armed with a deadly weapon, to-wit:  a firearm,  in violation  of Section 97-3-117, Mississippi Code, 1972, as amended, and

Constituting a common transaction or occurrence or a closely related series of transactions or
occurrence and or constituting a common scheme or  plan


did willfully, unlawfully, and feloniously attempt to take or take from the person or from the presence of Jossie Frazier, the property of Dollar General Corporation, said property being approximately $1050.00 in Lawful United States Currency, and against the will of Jossie Frazier, by violence to his/her person or  putting such person in fear of immediate
Police had a hard time finding Troublemane.  JJ reported in December 2015:

He crashed a car while fleeing from JPD Friday night after JPD spotted him and gave chase.  He is wanted for both robbing the Dollar General Store on McDowell Road, and carjacking on October 15.  JPD stated three young black males robbed the store.

JPD eventually caught him and Judge Kidd revoked his bond from the 2014 indictment.  Troublemane currently resides in the Raymond Detention Center.  He is doing well as these  photos posted to his Facebook page last June and April show:

 Yup.  Troublemane is Facebooking away over at the Hinds County jail as he awaits trial.

Kingfish note: 18 months for an indictment.  Over three years to take a hood to trial over a simple armed robbery charge.  By the way, Shamsid-dunce.  Troublemane robbed a Dollar General store, burglarized a house, and carjacked someone at gunpoint while out on bond.  You know, since you said on Charles Evers show last week that suspects out on bond didn't commit crimes.


Anonymous said...

It is worth pointing out that the Sheriff and the Board of Supervisors are powerless to move cases through the system and that is one of the biggest problems with the jail situation.

Anonymous said...

Public safety, schools and infrastructure. The downward spiral for Jackson continues until that gets fixed and there remains no fix on the horizon.

Anonymous said...

I'm stuck somewhere between alarmed and disillusioned. Are there other options for me?

Anonymous said...

I know this is not the side that most readers here are on but what about that little 6th amendment right to a SPEEDY TRIAL?

Anonymous said...

If the defendant is asking for a continuance, that time goes against the defendant. But regardless, there's no such thing as a speedy trial in Mississippi. In Johnson v. State, 68 So. 3d 1239, the Miss. Supreme Court held that delay of 680 days between arrest and trial did not deny defendant his constitutional right to speedy trial. Justice Dickinson who wrote in his dissent: "...the life-support plug has been pulled, and the right to a speedy trial exists no more"

KF, you forgot the part where Judge Kidd issued a bench warrant for Lawson back in March of 2015 - before the alleged house burglary or armed robbery. That warrant was not executed until February of 2016.

Anonymous said...

The Hinds County Justice system is completely broken. If you depend on it to provide justice you will be very disappointed. Until the sheriff, the DA and at least one circuit court judge are all in office at the same time you can forget it. It takes all 3 working together to maintain any resemblance of law and order...sad to say, but everywhere that has a progressive, democratic, liberal run local government you have the issues that we have in Hinds County and every where you don't have that form of government you have stability and safety to raise families and live in peace...

If it wasn't such a coincidence it wouldn't be so obvious, but we'll probably continue down this path for a while longer before the majority gets a belly full of this cancer

Anonymous said...

There is NO evidence 12:54 that the majority wants a cure as the cancer was identified long ago and has now metastasized.

Anonymous said...

In the picture he is holding his rod after a night of getting some male inmate booty!!! A bunch of sick fucks that need to be exiled from this country.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Judge Green will write him a poem.

Anonymous said...

I will never understand what thought process is used in allowing/not allowing certain comments on this site.

StarRider said...

Delaying a trial is to the advantage of a defendant, as long as they can get out on bail. Witnesses can move away, die, not remember, evidence can get lost, any number of variables can make it harder to get a conviction. He knows he's likely to go to prison as a result of the trial, why hurry? If this gentleman and those like him were allowed to work out in the heat growing their own food I'm pretty sure they wouldn't have as much energy for Facebook posing.

Kingfish said...

He was arrested in March 2015 for a failure to appear in court.

Anonymous said...

I will never understand what thought process is used in allowing/not allowing certain comments on this site.

The process is no different than any other media property. The editor makes the determination as to whether or not your submission is worthy of publication.

Plain and simple. Editor discretion. No explanations required.

One thing is fairly certain. KF will nearly always clear your whiny complaints.

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