Friday, June 22, 2018

No Indictment Means Accused Child Molester Gets Bond

Accused child molester Christopher Patton might get out out of jail after Judge Tomie Green reduced his bond due to a lack of indictment.  Christopher Patton was a Jackson Public Schools Bus Driver who was arrested for allegedly committing sexual assault against an elementary school student in early December.  WLBT reported he was charged with gratification of lust and sexual battery.

County Court Judge Bill Skinner refused to set bond for Patton but ruled (per a standing order from Judge Green).  However, he decreed that he must "appear at a bond review hearing before" Judge Green if he was not indicted by May 1.  Judge Skinner's February 1 order stated that he could not be released until he appeared before Judge Green.

The Senior Circuit Judge reviewed Patton's detention and reduced his bond to $50,000 and placed him on house arrest with a 10:00 curfew.   She said he had been incarcerated without bond for 193 days but had not been indicted.

The Hinds County website states that Patton is still in custody at the Raymond Detention Center. It is not known if Patton is related to the former British Governor of Hong Kong.  

Kingfish note: Come on team, get your act together.


Anonymous said...

Greene must go...

Anonymous said...

I don't blame Green here. The issue is the DA has not indicted him after over 100 days in jail. That's unacceptable.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he will move to north pointe

Anonymous said...

That long in jail without charges violates the U.S. Constitution's Sixth Amendment. Doesn't MS also have a "speedy trial act?"

This is unconscionable. His lawyer should have filed a writ of habeas corpus.

Anonymous said...

Tomie Green is an idiot....and still drawing a paycheck.

Anonymous said...

School bus drivers are creepy. They can't drive and they hire some of the most dumbest people on the face of plant.

Plant Expert said...

Notwithstanding the face of a plant, if he was not indicted after this long, he doesn't deserve, by law, to be held in jail.

Valimer Putin said...

If I was the father of the victim I would extract some street justice.
The Federal & State government is beyond broke!

Anonymous said...

“They can't drive and they hire some of the most dumbest people on the face of plant.”

What time do you normally finish your route?

Anonymous said...

Dumb and creepy don't equal being a kiddydiddler. He shouldn't be breathing much less free

Kingfish said...

Can't hold him forever. Indict and arraign or turn him loose. They've had over six months to indict him. Judge Reeves already warned them about this crap.

Anonymous said...

This sad on so many levels. That child deserves Justice and He/She/It deserves punishment.

The judicial system is a Sad !!!!

Anonymous said...

KF......just run for Governor and fix all of this crap!

Anonymous said...

The judge placed this order to force either an indictment or reasonable bond across the board. Don’t blame her for the lack of action. She has many failures but this is not on her

Anonymous said...

Judge Green just doing her job. Nobody is doing the DAs job

Anonymous said...

No indictment and the case has not been tried and you yokels are already hanging the man. Thousands upon thousands of men have been falsely accused in similar situations. The same crowd who wanted the Madison County Deputy to hang a week ago.

Anonymous said...

9:03, 9:13, and Kingfish made sense of it. Fair is fair, wanted to understand the reasoning for them releasing him.

Le Redacteur said...

Oh, no! The Capital Letter Criminal is on the loose again, last spotted at 1:20 p.m., June 22! It is sad, indeed, but is it Sad?

Anonymous said...

Either way criminals are being set loose on the streets.
With the DA and the judges teaming up most thugs don't need to post bond. One of them will let them out.

Anonymous said...

People blaming Judge Green in this situation have no idea about the justice system. Everybody did their job in this situation but DA.

Anonymous said...

Just how inefficient does the DA’s office have to be before impeachment. These sickos are never one time offenders. This is endangering the lives of children. How do Jacksonians tolerate this dereliction of duty?

Anonymous said...

1:21 - You're basing your vote to convict on exactly what?

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