A Hinds County grand jury indicted Robert "Too Sweet" Henderson on August 3 for illegal possession of two firearms. Governor Haley Barbour pardoned Henderson for several convictions of drug possession and receiving stolen property. However, the indictment states Henderson was convicted of felony theft in Illinois in 1996. The indictment is posted below. The case is assigned to Judge Bill Gowan.
Henderson was arrested on July 29 for two counts of conspiracy to commit bribery with former Assistant District Attorney Ivon Johnson. Johnson pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of conspiracy to accept payments in exchange for granting favorable treatment to defendants. County Court Judge Melvin Priester, Sr. set bond at $100,000 for Henderson. However, A Hinds County grand jury indicted Henderson on August 3 for two counts of conspiracy to commit bribery. The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Jeff Weill.
The indictment charges him with one count of bribery, one count of conspiracy, and classifies him as a habitual offender. The indictment states:
The Defendant was convicted in the Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi, First Judicial District, on or about November 17, 2009; in Case number 96-2-003 for the crime of Possession of Cocaine, andHowever, Henderson received a full pardon from Governor Haley Barbour for those convictions in 2012.
The defendant was also convicted in the Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi, First Judicial District on or about September 20, 2012, in Case number 91-1-143 for the crime of Receiving Stolen Goods
Kingfish note: Perhaps smarter minds than mine (not saying much) can explain something to me. Henderson's Mississippi slate was wiped clean by the pardon. Can the record of his earlier Mississippi convictions be mentioned in the indictments? At what point is a pardon not a pardon?
Posted below is Governor Barbour's pardons. Henderson is the very last one on the list.