Monday, October 31, 2016

Carjacker indicted

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 When his probation was revoked on 8/14/15 and he was sentenced to the technical violation center for 180 days.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.


Anonymous said...

That "Lawyer" representing the hijacker must really be high on the hierarchy of "good lawyers" to be able to handle a high profile case like this.

Derrell Ray said...

my queston is will car care clinic hace to pay big bucks because of this bastard

Anonymous said...

That "lawyer" representing the hi(car)jacker is probably a "public defender"

Anonymous said...

How much additional training does a lawyer have to have to be an esteemed "public defender"

Anonymous said...

@9:31: Basically you have to be unable to find another job, and willing to work for pennies because you can't find another job. That's really it.

Anonymous said...

Hinds county is sounding a lot like Rankin county. People never spend time behind bars for crimes they commit. No such thing as a habitual in either county.

Anonymous said...

We have a law in this country that entitles any of us to a defense. And if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be......

So, back off the lawyer whose name was drawn.

Anonymous said...

Winston Kidd recused. Kinfolk?

Anonymous said...

Au contraire @10:08.

The best legal minds in the Hinds County Courthouse are in the Public Defender's Office. That includes judges, prosecutors, and public defenders.

Anonymous said...


Why don't you explain why you think the car care clinic should have to pay big bucks because of this bastard?

Thinkin' Outloud.. said...

1:06; I ain't Derrell and I ain't Rolanda; but, it occurs to me that this event occured at a place of business, during daylight business hours, in a location that should have been in full view of employees.

Does Jacktown Kroger on 55 come to mind?

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