Thursday, February 5, 2015

Cypress Lake robber gets 40 years.

Madison-Rankin District Attorney Michael Guest issued the following press release:

Defendant Who Failed to Appear for Trial Receives 50-year Sentence
for Armed Robbery that Occurred In a Madison Neighborhood

                Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Juantez D. McDonald, who was convicted by a jury of two counts of armed robbery in December 2014, was sentenced this week to serve fifty years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.  The last ten years of the sentence was suspended.  Sentencing had been delayed because McDonald failed to appear at trial and was convicted in his absence. 

            McDonald was part of a ring of burglars that included Drodriquez Lamond Williams, DeWayne Eugene Mannery and Harvea L. Motallebi.  Williams, Mannery, and Montallebi all pled guilty and testified against McDonald at trial.

            On May 5, 2014, the Madison Police Department responded to a 911 call in the Cypress Lake Subdivision regarding two individuals who were robbed at gunpoint in their garage.  The gunmen stole an iPhone, cash and a wallet from the couple.  The victims, who own King Buffett, were followed home from work after the robbers watched them leave the restaurant. 

            When the Madison Police Department arrived they observed a white car approaching the gate of the subdivision at a high rate of speed.  As the vehicle came through the gate and officers pulled their weapons and ordered the individuals in the car to stop.  The vehicle came to a stop, but before law enforcement could remove the four suspects from the vehicle the car sped away almost hitting the officers.  

A chase began on Highland Colony Parkway that took them through Madison, Ridgeland and Jackson neighborhoods before being called off due to the dangerous nature of the pursuit.  However, officers were able to get a license plate number of the car and traced the vehicle to Williams who lived in Jackson. 

            Williams was later arrested and questioned by law enforcement.  He admitted that he was involved in the robbery and told police the names of the other three individuals that were with him.  The victims were then shown a photo lineup and were able to identify McDonald.     

            Guest stated, “McDonald is a dangerous individual that will now spend the next 40 years of his life behind bars.  McDonald erroneously believed that he could escape justice by failing to appear at his trial.   McDonald’s time on the run was short lived as Madison and Hinds County law enforcement were able to apprehend him, within just a few days, in Jackson.”

Guest added, “McDonald’s conviction and sentencing now brings an end to a ring of armed robbers who targeted foreign nationals living in the metro area.  All four defendants involved were arrested, indicted and either entered pleas of guilty or were brought to trial within a period of only a few months. I hope that these convictions will continue to send a message that violent criminals who prey on the citizens of Madison County will be held accountable for their crimes.”

            Guest concluded, “The Madison Police Department did an outstanding job in every area of this case and should be applauded for their outstanding efforts.  Their hard work has helped remove four dangerous criminals from our streets.”

District Attorney Michael Guest was sworn into office in January 2008 and represents the Twentieth Judicial District, Madison and Rankin Counties.  For more information regarding the District Attorney’s office, please visit  For breaking news from the DA’s office please download our app, daguest.


Name:                          Juantez McDonald
Address:                      28 Wistera Court, Jackson
Date of Birth:               7-28-96

Kingfish note: This is a crime that took place in Madison County.  The victims were minorities. 


Anonymous said...

In Hinds County this case would probably just be dismissed because the guy didn't show.

Anonymous said...

Please help get the word of this outcome to other thugs in Jackson who might think Asians in Madison are a great target for their thuggery.

OTOH thugs aren't known for their skill at long-term planning.

Anonymous said...

best to keep ones criminal activity in Hinds county. 5000 dollar bonds, catch and release, charges regularly not filed in a timely manner which results in charges dropped, judges giving probation or lite sentences. crime doesn't pay in Madison county.

Anonymous said...

That sends the correct message.

Anonymous said...

If he failed to appear...does that mean he is out and about? Or do they have him in custody and he refused to attend?


Pittpanther said...

Near as I can tell, he failed to appear by jumping bail. Apparently armed robbers get bail in Madison county also.

Anonymous said...

He was immediately held on a $1M bond, but the judge then reduced that to a $100,000 bond, which he skipped out on:

Anonymous said...

As a Jacksonian, we need more criminals doing their business in Madison and Rankin, that way they will get caught and actually prosecuted, unlike what Shuler Smith does here (nothing).

thusbloggedanderson said...

Poor guy wishes he'd just crashed into a schoolteacher & killed her.

Property > life.

Anderson Blogged Idiocy said...

My earlier reply to Anderson was rejected by the moderator. Maybe it would have been acceptable had I used the F word. Let me try another way. Anderson's suggestion is idiotic. There is no way to draw a comparison between being a danger to society and a teenager who pleaded guilty to manslaughter by wreckless driving. And if the attempt is made (by Anderson) to compare loss of life with theft of property, that's ludicrous. We lock away people we determine (by whatever process) to be a danger to society and we roll the dice on some of the others, assuming it will serve no further useful purpose to warehouse them for longer time periods. Then sometimes we look back over the results later to gauge our decisions.

I also think its a waste of state resources to demand drug tests after release when drugs were not involved in the felonious incident for which incarcerated (even though it IS a mandated part of the process). Makes no more sense than examining the contents of a man's refrigerator or the stuff on his hard drive after release.

Anonymous said...

Where is the doofus John Reeves in all of this. The WT Party candidate?? Geez I feel slighted!

Anonymous said...

Property (in Madison) > life (in Jackson).

fixed it for you

Anonymous said...

Anderson blogged idiocy?

Where have you been?

thusbloggedanderson said...

7:27 assumes that society has no interest in retributive justice. I disagree. We don't lock people up solely to protect ourselves from them. We lock them up also for doing wicked (and felonious) things.

7:27 is free to disagree, but I don't think punishment as retribution is "idiotic." What other rationale is there for the death penalty, for instance?

Anonymous said...

7:37 Boy, you are a special kind of stupid, aren't you?

The "other" rationale for the death penalty is so we suffering taxpayers don't have to pay for the care and feeding of a psychopathic murderer until his natural death. How much has Charles Manson cost the taxpayers of California over the last 40 years? What did they get for their money? Was there, perhaps, some better use to which that money could have been put?

I assume he at least paid for his own recent marriage license :-)

Anonymous said...

Is he in custody or is he out and about since he skipped trial?

thusbloggedanderson said...

Retributive justice.

The author's e-mail address is at the bottom, so you can write & tell him he's stupid, too. I'm sure he'll find you persuasive. Have a nice day!

Anonymous said...

Of course anderson thinks this is as simple as property > fits his agenda, whether it be black/white or Madison/Jackson. Anderson prefers we ignore the details of the situations and the intent of the robber compared to Van Sice. Anderson doesn't care that the robber went on a mission to commit this crime and it didn't end with the robbery. No, he fled from the neighborhood, barely missing the cops trying to stop them, then sped thru Ridgeland headed to JXN. Anderson sees no infraction committed on the robber's part for skipping out on his court date. Anderson sees this as a simple comparison, and for that, Anderson is simply an idiot.

Anonymous said...

8:45 the release says they caught him a few days after missing the court date, in Jackson.

thusbloggedanderson said...

9:34, exactly where did I criticize the sentence imposed on the robber?

This s--- is why I sometimes comment here anonymously; the sight of my name seems to deprive some people of even the most elementary reading comprehension.

Armed robbery is a threat to kill someone. It's a very serious crime. I can't say that 40 years is too much. What I'm complaining about is the excessively lenient sentence imposed on the guy who killed the MRA teacher.

Anonymous said...

This s--- is why I sometimes comment here anonymously; the sight of my name seems to deprive some people of even the most elementary reading comprehension.

We already know that you do Anderson. You only sign in with your nom de plume when you feel moved to lay your hands on us to heal our sicknesses and infirmities. Best part is when you start speaking in tongues.

thusbloggedanderson said...

4:50 - Funk not only moves, it REmoves. Dig?

Thus Wrote I said...

I believe what Mr. Anderson is saying is "Sometimes I dress incognito, clothing myself in mysterious garb so as to throw off admiring members of the public who are prone to go into fits if they recognize me. I am well known in these parts and fully understand the rigors people go into when they recognize me or my printed comments. In order to provide a level playing field for the proletariat, I find this essential and hope you will understand".

2016 Hottest Reporter Poll

Suscribe to latest on JJ.

Recent Comments

Search Jackson Jambalaya

Subscribe to JJ's Youtube channel

Who is the hottest reporter?


Who is the Hottest Reporter in Jackson?

Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).

Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.

In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS.

Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS