Young Stephen Turner got a dose of Madison County justice last week. Circuit Judge Bill Chapman sentenced him to fifteen years in prison but suspended ten years after Turner pleaded guilty to house burglary. Turner will probably be released after he serves 2 1/2 years of his sentence. Turner has been a very busy little criminal since he turned 18 years old.
Turner was released from the Hinds County Youth Detention Center when he turned 18 on December 2, 2018. Turner managed to get arrested for three different crimes in Madison and Hinds counties within six months. Jackson police arrested him in December 2015 for house burglary and possessing a stolen firearm. Turner spent a few weeks in jail before he posted bond and went back to his wayward ways although a grand jury indicted him in February for the December charges. He hit for the cycle in June when he was arrested in Hinds County for auto burglary, auto theft, and house burglary. Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd revoked his bond in July because of the June arrest. A grand jury indicted him in September for the June charges. Thus Turner still faces two separate indictments in Hinds County.
JJ reported in December:
To put it mildly, Turner is a very bad dude. He has been in and out of juvie over the years. He has a baby face, some brains, and a cold-blooded criminal side. He is an authentic Vice Lord. Make that Insane Vice Lord. He gets very hostile if you only refer to him as a "Vice Lord". He turned 18 on December 2. I observed him in Youth Court in October.* Let's just say it was clear he was well-known to the judge. This is one of those kids who wakes up every day thinking of what he can steal that day. Its what he does. He will probably graduate to armed robberies, carjackings, and other violent crimes at some point.Check out this picture and video of Stephen Turner. Notice his partner? The partner is Eric Taylor. The BMW thief who crashed in Eastover a year ago. He got some Rankin County justice this week. Judge Steve Ratliff sentenced him to twenty-five years in prison but suspended ten years of the prison sentence. However, Taylor will probably be released once he serves half of the sentence (7.5 years).
Kingfish note: Assistant District Attorney Kimalon Campbell is prosecuting the Hinds County indictments. She immediately moved to revoke his bond after his June arrest. Keep up the good work, prosecutor. Just do us one favor. Don't consolidate these cases. Prosecute one and get it adjudicated. Then prosecute the next one and get him as a habitual offender if possible. Please.