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Here is the WLBT story on the FLowood carjacking:
Around 6:30 p.m., investigators say the woman had just left the store and got inside her car, when the suspect threatened her with a knife, dragged her out of the car and stole both the vehicle and her purse.WLBT reported his arrest on Christmas Eve:
Flowood Police and the Rankin County Sheriff's Department responded. The woman was not injured. Investigators were able to locate the victim's car thanks to a GPS application on her cell phone.
"Approached her with a knife, drug her out of the vehicle, stole the vehicle from "Bed, Bath and Beyond," said Sgt. Clint Hatch with the Flowood Police Department. "We were able to recover and locate the vehicle outside The Blake, beside JCP here. The only thing that's missing is her purse and an undisclosed about of currency."
A teenager out on bond after a Jackson rape case is back behind bars. This time he was arrested by Flowood Police and charged with one count of carjacking.Readers may remember the April case where 16 year-old Eddie Devine and a 13 year-old accomplice kidnapped and raped a woman who was able to escape at a gas station. WJTV reported on April 22, 2014:
Just after 6:00 Monday night, a woman leaving the Flowood Bed, Bath and Beyond was carjacked. Police say Devine had a knife with him, took the woman's keys and stole the car. It was located soon after at the nearby retirement community, The Blake. That was thanks to GPS on the woman's phone that was left in the car.
Fingerprints from car the matched Eddie Devine, Jr's.
A 29-year-old woman told officers she was raped three times by the younger of two teenage boys during the course of a carjacking and kidnapping, according to a Jackson police report.
The incident began about 11:50 a.m. Saturday, at an apartment complex on East Northside Drive, according to the report. The woman told officers she saw two teenagers in the parking lot as she walked to her car to go to work. As she walked by them, she was hit in the head with what she believed to be a gun and was forced into her car, according to the report.
The woman told police that her attackers were both very young and one of them was no older than 14 and weighed about 100 pounds.
The suspects asked the woman for money -- first $20,000, then $4,000 and $300, the victim told police. When she told them she didn't have any money, she was hit in the head several times with a handgun and then raped by the younger suspect while still in the parking lot, according to police.
The attackers then drove the woman to another location where she was raped again, police said....
When the teenagers stopped for gas at the S Mart on North State Street, she was able to unlock the door of the car, roll onto the ground and go inside the gas station for help, according to the report.
The woman told police she was raped only by the younger of the two boys. During the attack, the woman was raped with a gun and an ice pick, according to the report.
The woman was taken by ambulance to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she remained hospitalized Tuesday, police said.
Police on Saturday arrested Eddie Devine, 16, and Remy Harvey, 13, and recovered the victim's vehicle, authorities said.
Police arrested Eddie Devine. Jackson Municipal Court Judge June Hardwick refused to set bond for the accused rapist and kidnapper. However, Hinds County Court Judge Houston Patton issued an order on June 16, 2014 denying bond to Devine - but stipulated that he was to be released from jail if he was not indicted by September 1, 2014. Judges will impose such conditions so as to encourage the prosecutors to move cases to trial. He was not indicted until October 2, 2014 for eight counts of rape, kidnapping, assault, roberry, and other crimes. Eight counts. Let that little fact sink into your head for a minute. He was still in jail in jail for some reason and the indictment was served on him on October 15. However, Devine was released from jail on October 17, 2014. You read that correctly- he was released from jail. He has yet to be arraigned on the indictment.
Sources in the Hinds County Sheriff's Office told JJ that the computer system showed the release order from Judge Patton but for some reason did not show the new indictment. Thus this little thug was released from jail to go out and carjack again. However, this was not Devine's first indictment.
A Hinds County grand jury indicted Devine on July 12, 2013 for carjacking. Circuit Judge Winston Kidd set his trial for February 10, 2014 on September 3, 2014. Judge Kidd set his bond at $50,000 on December 6, 2013. His attorney is Darla Palmer. Devine has yet to go to trial. The docket (see below) only lists four events: indictment, execution of capias, setting of trial date and bond, and the continuance of his bond. No trial, no hearings, no nothing.
There you have it. Devine is indicted for carjacking in July 2013. He is allowed to post a bond and remain free. No trial every took place. He carjacks, kidnaps, and repeatedly rapes a woman in April 2014. The Judge refuses to set bond but puts an expiration date on the no-bond order. He is indicted but gets out anyway. He is never arraigned on the indictment. He then carjacks a woman with a knife in Flowood just a few days before Christmas. All before his seventeenth birthday.
Don't worry, the interim Hinds County District Attorney on this case, Michael Guest (yes, that was sarcasm), said the court in Rankin County, issued a no-bond order for Devine and he will enjoy hospitality courtesy of the Rankin County taxpayers until he goes to trial.
No, Tomie Green, the criminal justice system in Hinds County is not broken. Hell, if this is not example of broken, what is?