Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Catch & release, SQUAWK! Catch & release, SQUAWK! Catch & release.

JJ takes a break from the coverage of the flag crisis to cover a mundane topic such as crime.  Another accused murderer is apparently enrolled in the Hinds County catch & release program.  JPD issued this statement today:

On Sunday, June 21, 2015 hrs, Precinct 3 Officers responded to the 200 block of Pin Oak in reference to a shooting with intent. Upon arrival it was learned that a subject identified as Justin Williams (20yr b/m) suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body. He was pronounced deceased at UMMC.

During the course of the investigation it was learned that the victim was talking to other individuals when a silver vehicle approached their location. At that time, two unidentified black males displayed handguns and started firing shots in the direction of the victim. The victim was then struck multiple times as he attempted to flee the area.

Robbery/Homicide Detectives conducted an investigation and identified the driver and the alleged shooter in this incident as Kendravious Eldridge. The investigation also identified the passenger and the second alleged shooter as LaDerrick Watts.

On Monday, June 22, 2015, Kendravious Eldridge and LaDerrick Watts were arrested and charged with Murder.
Watts pleaded guilty last year to a felon in possession of a firearm on August 26, 2014.  He was previously convicted in Scott County of drug possession.  He was indicted by a Hinds County grand jury in August 2012.  He didn't appear in court in January 2013.  Where was he in January 2013? Committing armed robbery in Fayeteville, Arkansas.   KXNW reported at that time:

Police said Crudup and Smith knocked on the door of a home at 1791 N. Pine Crest Ave. in Fayetteville and asked to use a phone because their vehicle was broken down. While using the phone, there was another knock at the door, according to a preliminary report from the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office.

When a homeowner answered the door, he saw two black men with their faces covered. The men tried to force their way into the home while one of them brandished a handgun, the preliminary report states.

The alleged victim forced the door closed and called police. The suspects who had been trying to gain entry fled the scene and were later arrested, police said.

When officers responded, they saw Buchanan arrive to pick up Crudup and Smith. Buchanan and Smith told police they planned to rob the house and steal marijuana. They identified the two men who tried to break in, allowing police to track them down, according to the preliminary report.

Police confiscated DNA, ammunition, closed-circuit television surveillance, marijuana and a safe, the report states. Article.

JJ contacted the office of the Washington County (AR) prosecutor but has not been able to obtain any information about his conviction.  Watts filed lawsuits in federal court against the prosecutor and arresting officer that were dismissed.  Federal court documents state he was incarcerated in Arkansas for an armed robbery arrest and was later transferred to the Raymond Detention Center but do not provide any other information about the progress of his case.

Watts pleaded guilty to the crime of convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  Circuit Judge Jeff Weill sentenced him to five years in prison but suspended 4 years and six months of the sentenced and ordered him released from the detention center as he gave him credit for time served.  Here is a December 2014 Facebook photo of our serial felon:


Anonymous said...


It was pre-ordained.

Give your kids names like “Kendravious,” and you’ve pretty much guaranteed he’ll never get more than a minimum-wage job. Nice going.

Anonymous said...

It seems they just keep escalating the types of crimes until they either die or get locked up for good. The huge cost to society of this type of serial criminal is incalculable. Go JPD! Keep up the pressure until the system has to go to work or get kicked out of office.

Anonymous said...

Shut up, 4:05. It's not his name. It's that damned rebel flag holding him back!

Anonymous said...

Judge Weill dropped the ball.

Anonymous said...

4:28 --

Dang. You’re right. Forgive my Confederate ass.

Anonymous said...

In other news that KF doesn't follow up on, Melvin Potts pled guilty today in Hinds county and was sentenced to 40 years...

Kingfish said...

Really? Ok. You're always right.

Anonymous said...

Dang it! Those confederate flag waving thugs are destroying our black youths... Oh wait. Never mind.

Anonymous said...

But the Jackson rents are soaring!!!!

Anonymous said...

In recent days, 9 black people were killed by a racist white kid.
In recent weeks, at least 9 black people were killed in Jackson, Miss. by other black people.
With the white kid, a flag was to blame.
With the killings in Jackson, no mention of any flag.
PLEASE explain which group of 9 black people are more dead or less dead that the others.

Kingfish said...

It depends on if Weill knew about the Arkansas arrest. Usually its the prosecutors who inform the judge of criminal records.

Kingfish said...

It depends on if Weill knew about the Arkansas arrest. Usually its the prosecutors who inform the judge of criminal records.

Anonymous said...

Who was the badly decomposedmale victim they found while searching for Jessica Hewitt?

Anonymous said...

5:19 the rents are soaring! This happened in a less than desirable part of town, where rents & property values are in the toilet.

Anonymous said...

It may that so many people in NE Jackson can't sell their home that they have to put them up "for rents".

Anonymous said...

Soaring rents brings increased instability. Congrats!!!

Anonymous said...

Higher rents use to be the result of supply and demand. In this case, I believe it's landlords wanting to attract tenants who have steady professional employment, and can pay a full deposit at the signing of a lease. They're trying to raise the bar which will help to eliminate renters using the home as a hotel for friends and relatives.

Anonymous said...

armed robbery conviction? a conviction? was there a conviction for failing to contact the Washington County, Arkansas, circuit court clerk? was there a conviction for confusing a nolle prosequi order with ... with, um ... a conviction? was there a conviction for sponsoring hateful drivel?

the hate map is but a stoke away. please stop..

Anonymous said...

You guys are missing the REAL 'Great Babyname': LaDerrick. Its obliviousness to gender-appropriateness, or even to gender-CONSISTENCY, is truly amazing. "Derrick" summons images of totemic, pile-driving male things - oil derricks. "La" is the feminine form of "Le" (The). The name is gender-confused. The name screams, "I hates the gays, because the Bible, an' so I gets my man-action on the down-low, yo."

As for the "rising rents" in Jacktown, I have to wonder if the sky-high rents being charged for rooms in druggie flop-houses, run by outfits such Oxford House, are not being fed into the computations.

And yes: as others have stated, rents being tentatively charged by people unable to sell their Northeast Jackson homes, are surely part of this MIRAGE of "rising rents".

Then again, Section 8 seems willing to pay whatever is the going rate. Couple that with the sudden explosion in the number of lovely early-Nineties brick dream homes entering the rental market, and maybe there's part of our answer. The Government is subsidizing the relocation of welfare dynasties, into fine brick McMansions.

Anonymous said...

There is no requirement that any landlord must accept HUD or and type of vouchers. Why would you even consider renting your personal property to someone who can't afford it. The truth is; crocodile tears, sad stories, and excuses for bad decisions are all too common in Jackson & those who own homes or apartments are sick of hearing it. Landlords now feel that until you get your act together a period of 2-3 years working with the "same" verifiable employer, show that you can put food on the table without government help, pay your bills on time "every" month, and can keep from getting convicted of crimes, then you won't be renting from them.

Anonymous said...

Yep, it's those damned flags again. If these yoot would just attend a Thursday Nite Out in Fondren or do some brisk walking in Belhaven, this crap would stop.

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