Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Bond set at $150,000 for (alleged) Hambrick killer. Partner bails out.

Hinds County Circuit Judge Tomie Green set bond at $150,000 for Arkel Coleman on March 10. Coleman is the accused killer of Eric Hambrick.  The victim was an employee at MEMA.  He was killed outside of the Waffle House on High Street on May 28, 2015 after participating in choir practice at First Baptist Church. Two hoodlums approached Mr. Hambrick in the parking lot, beat him, and robbed him.  He fell to the ground and died of injuries sustained from the beating and the fall to the pavement.  JPD arrested Arkel Coleman  and Sherderwick Anderson a few days later.
A Hinds County grand jury indicted Coleman for first degree murder and armed robbery on June 26, 2015.   The case is in the discovery phase.  The Hinds County website states that Coleman is still in custody. Coleman was 19 years old when arrested.

One interesting bout took place last month between the prosecution and defense.  Coleman's lawyer, our old friend Ali Shamsideen, filed a motion to compel discovery.  He asked the court to order the prosecution to provide him with a copy of the surveillance camera from the Waffle House and other materials in the District Attorney's possession.  However, prosecutor Shannon Jones would have none of it and fired right back at Shamsideen.  Jones said that "The State has complied with the Defense’s request for discovery and made ample attempts to contact the Defense attorney via email and telephone to pick up copies of the surveillance camera footage."   Judge Green granted the motion and continued the case until the July term of the court.

Meanwhile, Anderson is free on bond.  A Hinds County grand jury indicted him for robbery on Junen 26, 2015 as well.  Law enforcement sources told JJ that Coleman allegedly assaulted Hamrick and robbed him while Anderson took a ring off of Hamrick's body.

Judge Winston Kidd set his bond at $10,000.  Anderson posted bail and remains free on bond.  The case has been continued twice as the prosecution and defense are involved in plea negotiations.


Anonymous said...

Go Senior Judge Green! You go girl! That 150k (15K) bond is playing serious hard ball on a murder charge! That sends a message! Does that bond come with a poem?

Anonymous said...

And there is your problem. Judges to easy on these thugs. When are they going to realize that they are part of the problem!!!!! Maybe the Madison and Rankin judges could give them some lectures on how to be an adequate judge. Madison/Rankin DA could join in as well and school Robert

Anonymous said...

out on bail and commits more crime? at least the other thug couldn't post bond...

and then we wonder why crime is so rampant!

Anonymous said...

Both Green & Kidd should be dropped on a remote island with all these thugs.

Anonymous said...

@12:26, while you may have a point, there was no "out on bail and commits more crime"

If you will actually read before typing, you'll see the grand jury added a new charge from the same incident, but in a different indictment. The two indictments clearly have the same day of the incident.

Anonymous said...

Green and Kidd back at it again. Gotta make sure the aunties and grandmothers will still vote for them!

Anonymous said...

Tommie Green is a disgrace to the bench and to the robe she wears. She is not worthy to judge herself let alone others.

Anonymous said...

Low bail amounts are an integral part of the Hinds Catch-and-Release Program.

Anonymous said...

The death spiral in Jackson and Hinds county continues.

Anonymous said...

A man is dead and it only cost one of the killers $1000. Now he is free to do it all over again. Nice to see what the price a Jackson judge puts on a man's life. People should remember this the next time sweating stokes jumps up and wants millions of$ for a man killed.

Anonymous said...

That is the exact reason we are considering moving our commercial real estate business to Gulfport, MS. In ten years there will not be a place in the metro area where you are safe. When we get out of state or even local brokers inquiring about commercial requirements they say "NOT IN HINDS COUNTY". WOW, what a shame---Jackson WAS so incredible !!!!

Amazed said...

If this thug murders again while on bond, judge Green should be arrested as an accomplist

Anonymous said...

sorry i misread 1:17. but ya know, a thug has just gotta thug...does it really matter?

how about 100 million dollars from waffle house for having a parking lot. 100 million dollars from first baptist for having a choir. 100 million dollars from everyone!

it's just sick that either of these two animals will eat another meal. put them down--just like at the vet's office. they really deserve it.

Anonymous said...

Turn 'em loose Tommy strikes again.

Anonymous said...

5:36 it is TOMIE dumbass. The knowledge and grammar of most of your posters suggests the all-white academies are losing (not loosing as so many of them opine) their grip on the King's English.

Anonymous said...

One of the most shocking, heinous, blood curdling murder crimes in recent memory, and she lets the thug out on a low bail, trusting on his good behavior? Awful. He should be re-arrested immediately and denied bail.

someoneinnorthms said...

The comments here suggest to me that our society needs a remedial course on the Constitution. Or maybe they know what it says but believe it only applies to innocent white people. I dunno. People sure have gotten dumb over the last few decades.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this update.

Please follow continue to follow the case for us.

Danks Would Say A Million said...

7:10 - If you think The Constitution requires low bail, you're a real dullard.

Anonymous said...

Dullard and JJ greenhorn.

Anonymous said...

Did everyone miss that Coleman is still in custody?

Who would be dumb enough to guarantee the full amount for a failure to appear for a 19 year old charged with murder?

The more disturbing bond is that of Anderson and I wonder who was willing to pay his bail and guarantee his bond? Did he own property or have that much cash on hand or does he have family willing to put up their property and cash? Did he have a job that his employer was willing to continue to have him hold?

Did the prosecution go along with these amounts and did the defense attorneys accurately represent the circumstances of the accused? Do we have corrupt bail bondsmen who are being getting paid by organized criminal groups?

For some defendants, a million dollars would be too low and for others, $10000 would be too high.

So, while I think these bonds seem too low, I want to know what information the judge was given.

Anonymous said...

I say, change the law so if someone is out on bond/bail and they commit a new crime, the bond company forfeits the entire bond amount. Let those that profit from getting these thugs out, babysit them. And, more important, see how many bail/bondperson(s) (politically correct, thank you) are willing to make their easy money with that risk involved? At this point, we are the ones at risk! BTW, your Constitutional right to post a reasonable bond/bail amount will still be protected with this simple adjustment in the law.

Anonymous said...

Yes it is Anderson who is free on $10,000 bond (cost $1000, 10%) after stealing the victim's ring from his body. Anderson should be recharged with assisting a murder and reincarcerated.

Differences said...

6:37 - We have a different opinion of bail. I believe its an amount set high enough to ensure appearance and if not met, the accused stays in jail. And the notion of setting it extremely high ensures that somebody out there is willing to bet the ranch on appearance.

You seem to believe it's an amount set low enough to ensure the accused can be let loose and since all accused are innocent at the point of accusation, low bail is always acceptable.

On a side note, there was one fool up there in the earlier posts who seems to believe the US Constitution guarantees a low bail.

Anonymous said...


People have gotten dumb by lowering society's bar.

Anonymous said...

9:16 am I am at a loss to understand why you think we have a different opinion of bail.

I am simply also noting that judges have discretion in setting the amounts based on things like steady employment, ties to the community, nature of the offense, past record , etc. And, prosecutors can agree to bail levels for various reasons.

Since we presume innocence, bail is not supposed to be unreasonable unless the person poses a threat to the community.

I am wondering , before we pound, Green ( who may well deserve it) , if we have the facts we need. Being psychic is not a qualification to run for judgeship so any judge has to work with what they are presented.

I do think we've lost our way in this Nation in not only jumping to conclusions without adequate information upon which to base a sound opinion, but also that the ethics of those in the legal profession have deteriorated so substantially, that some can't tell the difference between a rational defense or aggressive prosecution and winning without any regard for justice.

Anonymous said...

When a person is already out on bail for other crimes letting them get out on bail again is not something that should be done.
If a person is in jail for killing another person they should be considered a threat.
Not only does Green seem to not be a psychic it would seem even common intelligence is out of the question.

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