Hinds County Resident Going to Jail for Assault of a Vulnerable Person
Jackson, Miss.- Belinthia Ross, 32, of Jackson, has been sentenced Monday to prison for simple assault of a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.
Ross was convicted by a Rankin County Jury on December 8. Rankin County Circuit Court Judge William E. Chapman III sentenced Ross to five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections and ordered her to pay $801 in court costs.
The Attorney General’s investigation showed that Ross hit an 83 year old female resident of a local nursing home. As a result of the assault, the victim was unconscious and bruised.
This case was investigated by Jake Windham and was prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorneys General Sue Perry and Garland Lyell of the Mississippi Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.