Saturday, August 27, 2016

Go, Gowan, Go.

Hinds County Circuit Judge Bill Gowan sent accused killer Darion Givens back to prison for four years. Givens was recently arrested for armed robbery.  Givens was arrested  a year ago for murder and was denied bond but was mistakenly turned loose where he allegedly and quickly went back to his life of crime. 

A Hinds County grand jury indicted Givens in 2014 for house burglary. The docket states that Judge William Gowan sentenced Givens to four years in prison for receiving stolen property in July 2015 but the four year sentence was suspended. Police arrested him for murder in July 2015. The court denied bond to Givens. A Hinds County grand jury indicted him for first degree murder and a convicted felon possessing a firearm in September 2015. Judge Gowan sentenced him to 90 days at a MDOC Technical Violation Center when he was arrested for murder due to his prior conviction.

MDOC confirmed to this website that Givens was released and not sent back to the Hinds County jail because there was no hold issued to MDOC by Hinds County authorities. In other words, Givens fell through the cracks. Paperwork does mean something. Earlier post with copy of Givens' record. Givens then allegedly robbed a teen with a gun and was later arrested by JPD.

Judge Gowan removed the "suspended" portion of his sentence and imposed the four year sentence on Givens. He will reside in the halls of MDOC.


Anonymous said...

Why , if he is a felon with a firearm is he not in prison for that offense and if indited for murder is he walking the streets. This is insane. The mandatory sentence is 16 months to three years in prison in states and is a federal law. When are the Judges going to start putting these animals away so they cannot kill, rob and destroy peoples lives?

Anonymous said...

4 years for murder seems a little light. I would think the felon in possession of as firearm would be at least that much.

Anonymous said...

my gosh how stupid some posters on this blog are.

the murder is pending. the firearm charge is pending. the four years are the four years on receiving stolen property conviction that were suspended a few years ago.

I think JSU offers remedial reading courses. take one.

Anonymous said...

Felon in possession in STATE Circuit Court where Gowan presides is 0-10 years. He wasn't sentenced to 4 years for murder he was given his suspended time to serve on the possession charge. Only one punishment for murder in MS and that is life in prison.

Anonymous said...

The 4 yr sentence was for the offence of Receiving Stolen Property, probably as a result of the original Burglary charge.
The 4 years should never have been suspended lnitially. IMHO

Anonymous said...

The defendant was sentenced on the RSP CONVICTION. The others are pending. 2:09 PM and 3:10 are correct.

Anonymous said...

He was arrested for murder and denied bond. He was mistakenly released. Sounds like they didn't look for him until he started his criminal career again. Looks like a lot of shoddy police work. Could be intentional.
Just from reading the article it sounds like law enforcement has forgot about the murder charge and the felon in possession.
Someone does not want him in jail.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Gowan worked closely with Peters, Mac and then Smith in cutting those deals... Now he is oh so slowly backing away.

Anonymous said...

3:00 mandatory life is not the only sentence for "murder". the law changed when the legislature re-defined murder into "first degree" and "second degree".

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