The hoodlum who carjacked the wife of Merrida Coxwell was indicted for the crime last month. A Hinds County grand jury indicted John Gregory Rollins for carjacking Tara Coxwell at the Car Care Clinic on I-55 North on March 8. The indictment also seeks to classify him as a habitual offender. Rollins is a participant in the Hinds County Catch & Release Program:
Rollins was sentenced on 3/23/11/ in Hinds County for
· burglary – vehicle and received one year and one day to serve and three years probation
· credit card fraud and received 10 months.
He was released on probation on 5/25/11, but his probation was later revoked. He was resentenced on 12/1/11 for the burglary conviction and received three years to serve with no probation. He spent 122 days in jail before being sentenced
He was sentenced for
· Shoplifting on 9/18/12 to 1 year and 1 one day to serve with four years probation.
He was released on probation on 5/12/14. His probation was later revoked.
He was sentenced again on 1/22/15 for vehicle theft and received 1 year and six months to serve and 3 years probation.He was released again on probation on 7/10/15. When his probation was revoked on 8/14/15 and he was sentenced to the technical violation center for 180 days.
Rollins was arrested for the carjacking last spring. Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill revoked his probation and sent him back to jail to serve the remainder of his sentence. JJ reported on May 6:
MDOC asked the court to impose a suspended sentence from a 2015 auto theft conviction of 3 1/2 years. Attorney Brent Southern represented Rollins. Judge Weill agreed with MDOC and sent him back to prison. Judge Weill said he "had probably committed a felony". He said he had been indicted for another felony and that he had a pending revocation in Judge Gowan's court. Rollins was indicted in April for one count of grand larceny. That case was assigned to Judge Tomie Green after Judge Winston Kidd recused himself. Assistant District Attorney Randy Harris represented the state at today's revocation hearing. Earlier post with video.
Rollins currently resides at an MDOC facility in Rankin County.