Monday, May 28, 2018

Ridgeland PD looking for trail grabber

Update: The suspect turned himself in to Ridgeland police. 

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following statement and picture.


Saturday, May 26, 2018 approximately 8:00 am, Ridgeland Police Department responded to the area of the former Natchez Trace Crafts Center located off Rice Road near Highway 51 on a reported assault of a female jogger. Upon officer’s arrival and speaking with the victim, it was determined by her statement to officers, she was running on the mulit-purpose trail around the old Craft Center when she observed a B/M subject on the trail ahead of her. As she passed this subject, he began to follow her and after a few seconds, the suspect grabbed her rear end with both hands. The suspect was confronted by the female and he ran off. The victim immediately contacted RPD via 911 and provided valuable information as it pertained to his description and vehicle he was seen driving away. This information was verified by an officer who prior to this incident had seen the same vehicle in the area.

Ridgeland Police Department Investigations Division was notified and immediately began to investigate this incident. Additional information was received via social media as it related to a similar incident in the City of Jackson on this same date. Based on information collected from the Ridgeland victim and other sources, investigators were able to identify a suspect. An affidavit was filed and arrest warrant was obtained on the charge of Disturbing the Peace, which is based on the facts as it pertains to the incident in Ridgeland. The suspect has been identified as Ronald Bryant, 48 yoa male with a last known address in Jackson. Ridgeland Police Department as well as Jackson Police Department are aware of the arrest warrant and efforts are underway to locate Bryant.

Anyone with information on the location of Ronald Bryant is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency or Central Mississippi CrimeStoppers at 601-355-8477 or www.centralmscrimestoppers.com. For additional information, please contact the Ridgeland Police Department at 601-856-2121.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

KF, you obviously have a mistake in this post. According to your many commentors, this kind of stuff doesn't happen in Madison County, only in Jackson. Better go back and check the notice here, it talks about crime north of the border. Surely this is a mispront.

Anonymous said...

10:45
This type of "stuff" mainly happens when the criminal element, that has a last known address in Jackson, heads North to infect both the area he lives in and any he happens to inhabit at the time. Surely you typed "mispront" as a joke, right?

Anonymous said...

@10:45- you obviously missed the information regarding where this person LIVES.....and last time I checked, there was no wall around the city of Jackson to keeps its many criminals contained therein. The most important thing is, unlike Hinds County.....when he is caught and brought to trial in MADISON county, he WILL BE locked away.

Anonymous said...

Just wondering...since this occurred on Natchez Trace property may he be charged with a federal crime? At least the Ridgeland PD are after him and will prosecute in Madison County, not Hinds, where he would be released with no bond.

@10:45, yes this happened in Madison County, but you should take note of three important facts: 1. He is a Jackson resident. 2. The Ridgeland PD acted swiftly and identified him and are actively looking for him. 3. If JPD had done the same he never would have made it to Madison County. Do you know how many murders there have been in Jackson so far this year? I may be off slightly but I believe that the number stands at 42! This is one number which Ridgeland and Madison lag far behind Jackson. So tell me...where would you feel safer?

Kingfish said...

42 homicides but that includes justifiable and police shootings. Not all homicides are murders. Actual number if probably around 38 or so.

Anonymous said...

10:45, we don't need your smart ass comments. Crime is all around us and no one north has ever said anything different. The difference is that Jackson believes in the catch and release program and ignores the problem, while in Madison and Rankin County they respond to the problem and deal with it. Most of the time the problem does come from Jackson.

Round da bowl said...

What a pity. Ridgeland used to be a nice safe community

Two grosses of paper towels said...

Crime in Ridgeland is already on the rise. Just wait til Costco comes to town. That will certainly improve things. It will bring out the upper crust.

Anonymous said...

"Disturbing the peace" my ass! What a fucking miscarriage! If nothing else, it was physical assault. Should be a felony, not a misdemeanor and a federal one at that. This is exactly why people need to be trained and armed, even while in jogging shorts on a federal parkway. His ass ought to be laid out dead! Had she not bowed-up and confronted him, he'd have continued.

A few years back a lady from Madison was assaulted (raped) on the trail that runs beside Rice Road not far from where the new Ridgeland canopy has been built for joggers and cyclists, west of the fire station. He too was caught. Not sure what became of his sorry ass. As I recall, she was the wife of a politician. These creeps stalk these areas because they believe there's safety for themselves in 'the bushes'.

Chief Neal needs to turn his cap around if he decided this was disturbing the peace.

Anonymous said...

I guess this is how Ridgeland PD defines this crime:

"Disturbing the peace is a crime generally defined as the unsettling of proper order in a public space through one's actions. This can include creating loud noise by fighting or challenging to fight, disturbing others by loud and unreasonable noise (including loud music), or using profanity.

Disturbing the peace is typically considered a misdemeanour or an infraction depending on the jurisdiction and is often punishable by either a fine or a brief term in jail. On other rare occasions, it is considered an ordinance violation, the lowest level of offense,"

Anonymous said...

The pervert has surrendered to RPD per WLBT website.

Anonymous said...

Damn ZZ Top and their lyrics. I bet he just left Shuckers thinking “I’m just lookin for some tush”.

Anonymous said...

With quick action by the RPD and the publishing of this slime ball's picture, he has already turned himself in. Now let's hope that the charges are upgraded to something that will get him some good jail time. Otherwise he will simply do it again.

Anonymous said...

You idiots can keep thinking you can live in the burbs and ignore Jackson all you want, but the truth of the matter is until everyone works together to improve the entire metro area, yalls booties will keep getting grabbed.

Anonymous said...

I always carry whenever I’m running by myself. Almost all of my friends do as well. If I’m with a group running I might not but I absolutely carry when I’m running or walking by myself.

They make so many conceal carry holsters that are great for jogging. This story is yet another reason all women need to take a class, get a permit and carry to protect themselves. Perverts like this will eventually escalate to rape.

#NOTme

Anonymous said...

May 28, 2018 at 11:17 AM

The way it works is if a crime is committed on federal lands for which there is no federal criminal statute, the suspect can be prosecuted in federal court using the state statute.

KaptKangaroo said...

I want COSTO and would welcome them to Rankin. You holier than thou over in R/M on the edge of Jackson/Canton probably need to continue to fight. Then they can recover their investment and build over here in Rankin, where we are happy to grow the economy and build for a better Jackson. Madison is over-rated an taxes are too high. You know it, don't bother arguing it.

Johnny Law said...

May 28, 2018 at 2:22 PM
And ya'll booties will keep getting arrested & prosecuted.

Anonymous said...

Stop kidding yourself if you think rape has not occurred on these trails before now. As many have stated already, the difference, the criminals are caught and go away for awhile and not back home to Momma.

Anonymous said...

This guy has done time for a similar and more violent crime committed in Belhaven years ago. He needs to be locked up for a long time.

Thanks! said...

Good ole Jackson jr. Keeping a nice buffer for Madison/Madison county residents since the early 90’s.

loess learner said...

This animal previously served 5 years for attempted rape + 1 additional year for threatening the victim from prison. He was released a little over 2 years ago. He also has 5 years suspended sentence. There is no rehabilitation for him. Please cut his nuts off now.

Anonymous said...

"Trail grabber?" That would be a trail tail grabber.

Anonymous said...

All you jackleg, wanna be cops are pitiful. Exactly what crime would YOU charge him with?? The police have a criminal code that they must work within. They do not make laws. There is no "butt grabbing" statute in MS code. Butt grabbing (as well as breast grabbing), has been adjudicated to NOT be a sexual battery, so the police charged this guy with the only thing they could charge him with. Stop bitching about something of which you do not know. Be a problem solver and contact your state senator or representitave and demand that tougher laws be passed for these crimes.

Anonymous said...

I was a victim of a similar incident years ago, and the perp got in more trouble for driving on a suspended license than the attempted assault, so this charge doesn’t surprise me.

Also, 2:22pm: How do you propose the residents of surrounding counties work together to improve the metro? We don’t vote for these horrible judges and your elected city officials don’t seem to be receptive to non-minority opinion. We do try to catch and NOT release them. I’d call that helping.

Anonymous said...

Time is spreading to Flowood and Madison/Ridgeland. However, all those cities are fighting it.

Anonymous said...

8:47 - Get back on your scooter and set up a speed trap on Old Canton at the Trace and leave the code to those who are qualified. This was simple assault if not sexual battery. No way in hell it was disturbing the peace.

Anonymous said...

Too bad RPD doesn't have a LE mountain bike patrol unit to cover the trails. Hinds Sheriff's Office has one. They do a great job patrolling downtown. I've seen them roll up on illegal activity and no one knew they were there until it was too late.

Anonymous said...

Kroger on Lake Harbor is like the bar scene in Star Wars.

Louis LeFleur said...

Time is spreading, 11:02? Time? You didn't have time in Flowood or Madison/Ridgeland before now? I realize y'all would like to believe time has stood still there, but....

Anonymous said...

if he had a clown mask the butt grap would make national news.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish will never allow a post that even remotely brings a post of KaptKangaroo into question or doubt. They must either be brothers, or like in Canton, close-cousins.

And speaking of the Ridgeland speed traps, yesterday the cowboys on motor scooters were set up just below the crest of a hill on Lake Harbor toward the spillway from Buffalo Wild Wings. Two of them plus a cruiser. The other one must have been set up behind the tennis courts on McClellan.

Anonymous said...

Groping is a form of sexual assault defined as the touching or fondling of another person in a sexual way without the person's consent. Groping may occur under or over clothing. Sexual assault stops short of penetration (rape) in the context of assault upon a female.

Considering sexual groping to be 'disturbing the peace' makes as much sense as JPD labeling auto theft and car-jacking as joy-riding.

Way to go Chief Neal!

Kingfish said...

No, it's more a case of I get tired of the two of you going at it. You're like a couple of two year olds. Address the point each other makes and I'll approve it.

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