The preliminary hearing for Eddie Devine is continued until January 27. Mr. Devine was charged with one count carjacking at the Dogwood Festival shopping center on December 23, 2014. He allegedly used a knife to commit the crime against a female shopper at Bed, Bath, & Beyond. He currently resides in the Rankin County Jail. Mr. Devine has become a familiar name to JJ readers as he has been a member of the Hinds County catch & release program.
JJ reported last week:
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. Earlier post.
WAPT also reported on Mr. Devine's criminal background:
A 16-year-old arrested in connection with a Flowood carjacking was released from the Hinds County Detention Center two days after he was served an indictment on kidnapping, rape and robbery charges, 16 WAPT News has learned.
Eddie Devine and 13-year-old Remy Harvey were arrested April 19, 2014, by Jackson police. The teenagers are accused of forcing a woman into her car at an apartment complex in Jackson, and then driving around while one of the teens raped and assaulted her with an icepick, police said. The woman was able to escape when Devine and Harvey stopped for gas, police said.Both teens were charged as adults and jailed at the detention center in Raymond.
At the time of his arrest, Devine was out of jail on bond in connection with a 2013 arrest in Hinds County on two counts of carjacking, court officials said. (KF note: No motion to revoke that bond when he raped, pillaged, and plundered last April was ever filed.)
In two different court hearings, Devine was denied bond in the 2014 case. During a June 16 hearing, Hinds County Court Judge Houston Patton stipulated that if Devine was not indicted by Sept. 1, he was to be released from jail. Rest of story.