Monday, November 6, 2017

Sheriff takes a turn at catch & release

What does it take for someone to get locked up in Hinds County? 


JPD arrested Devon Mordacure on October 27.  JPD received a call late that Friday night that a man had been shot on Memphis Street near Lampton Avenue.  JPD officers found the victim on Lampton Street.  He told them that the shooter was on Lampton Avenue.  The victim survived. 

PD officers saw a group of people on Memphis Street.  Mordacure broke away and led the police on a short foot chase.  Mordacure allegedly pulled out a handgun and aimed it at his pursuers.  The two officers fired at Mordacure, striking him.  The officers were not injured.  Mordacure was arrested and transported to UMMC where he was was in stable but critical condition.  Mordacure stayed at UMMC for several days.  JPD charged him with aggravated assault.  Then the fun began.

JPD sources said the Raymond Detention Center refused to accept custody of Mordacure because he would require future medical treatment.  JPD  had no where to place the would-be cop killer so he was released on his own recognizance.  He was not listed on the jail's roster Thursday nor Friday.  However, the story gets even better.  Check out this thug's criminal record.



*Case #1: Modacure was indicted in November 2014 for stealing a Glock pistol in September 2014.  Modacure pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a stolen weapon but the case was remanded to files.  The prosecutor was none other than Ivon Johnson.  Judge William Gowan approved the plea agreement on June 23, 2015.

*Case #2: Modacure learned from his experience that crime does pay.  A grand jury indicted him for carjacking and robbery on June 26, 2015 for crimes allegedly committed in February 2015. The media even covered the carjacking when it took place. Modacure pleaded guilty to simple robbery, carcjacking and  motor vehicle theft.

Judge Gowan sentenced him to serve ten years in prison on the simple robbery charge but suspended six years of the sentence and gave him credit for time served in jail as well as a term of three years of post-release supervision.  The motor vehicle theft and carjacking convictions carried a prison sentence of five years but Judge Gowan suspended four years of the sentence and imposed a probation term of one year on the defendant.  Modacure again received credit for time served in jail.  He was sentenced on October 9, 2015. 

The prosecutor was again Ivon Johnson.  The 2014 indictment that was remanded to file was never activated" even though Johnson prosecuted both cases.  Welcome to Hinds County.

*Case #3: Yet another Hinds County grand jury indicted Devon in April 2016 for possession of cocaine in March 2014. The indictment states he was convicted of shooting into an occupied vehicle on June 23, 2015 although he was indicted for the crime in 2013.  The indictment classifies him as a habitual offender.  But wait... despite all of these indictments and convictions, Assistant District Attorney Shuante Washington agreed to remand the indictment in February 2017.  Judge Winston Kidd approved the remand.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections granted "earned supervised release" status to Modacure in May 2017.

However, a little bird who just happens to operate a website notified MDOC of Modacure's misdeeds Friday afternoon.  MDOC took him back into custody during the weekend since it still retains supervision over him.*  However, it appears  he is scheduled to be released in December. 



Kingfish note: Thank goodness for MDOC or else this thug would still be running around footloose and fancy free.  Note to Victor Mason: We know you have to watch jail costs but THIS is the kind of hoodlum we expect you to keep in the jail regardless of the cost.

*Different from probation or parole where MDOC has to file a motion of revocation and then wait for a hearing.



18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Judge Gowan has sold his soul to keep getting re elected, What a shame Bill.

Obviously Victor again, doesn't believe this type of info can be researched, much less published or posted. Victor could care less and will deflect this to the judicial system instead of him being locked up.

Victors way of handeling everything is, tuck tail and run and act like he doesn't know anything.

Again, this clown will be voted out and justice will be brought back to Hinds County.

!!!!! Spooooner !!!!


Anonymous said...

How do you manage to blame this on the sheriff? Hinds County never took custody. How could they be blamed for catch and release?

Anonymous said...

Stop locking up people for nonviolent drug offenses and free up prison space for people who pose a threat of violence to the community.

Anonymous said...

I think it's time for Greater Northeast Jackson to break off and become its own city.

Anonymous said...

Insufficient funds to take an aspiring cop killer into custody?

Medical bills for inmates aren't free, but neither are medical bills for LEOs who get shot the next time they try to take this trash into custody. If they aren't killed outright, that is.

Good grief, this gets more depressing every week.

Kingfish said...

We aren't locking them up. Mos of those at Raymond are violent criminals

Anonymous said...

Spooner for Sheriff dude....anyone who thinks there will ever be another white Sheriff in Hinds County is an idiot.

Anonymous said...

You are danged right they need to keep him. When he steals a car, it’s hard for us to identify him with our Hinds County resident scanning services posted at the river bridges into Rankin County.

Anonymous said...

6:07-- I've been saying this for the past 2 years -- where do we sign up????

Anonymous said...

who is his lawyer???

Anonymous said...

That Spooner dude hasn't shut up for well let's say
Ever since Mason got elected. Old. No jail wants to
eat tens of thousands for medical bills.

Kingfish said...

Shoots at people in cars, carjacks, shoots people on the street, aims gun at cops, this is the kind of thing I don't mind taxes paying for if that is what it takes to keep him off of street. Chances are strong that he will likely kill someone if left free. How much is a life worth?

Anonymous said...


He is going to kill someone. Hopefully, it will be another hood rat, or two, or two million.............

Anonymous said...

For those of you wanting to separate NE Jackson (City of Eastover or City of Ridgewood just 2 possible names) into its own city better hope it get accepted into Rankin or Madison Counties. If not, it’ll still remain within the screwed up Hinds County Judicial System.

Anonymous said...

Victor Mason and Bill Gowan are whats wrong with Hinds County. Vote them out next go round!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree this person needs to be punished. We need to stop asking law enforcement to fight the unwinnable "war on drugs" so that they can focus on real violent crime.

Anonymous said...

“Welcome to Hinds County”? The last I heard judges (like Kidd and Gowan) are elected to try and be fair to all parties not to be able to predict what the future holds for each Defendant. You blame the system if it gives someone a harsher sentence for being too tough and then blame them for “letting criminals loose” if they get off too light. Judges aren’t elected to please everyone because that would impossible… we as the public only know surface-level facts most of the time

Anonymous said...

Why would you disrespect the judges? Its the legislature yall are mad at. They keep taking power away from our judges with these mandatorry sentencing laws and what not. The judges don’t even have a say half the time anymore

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