Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Gowan Blessed a Bank Robber

Here is another blessing from the Hinds County criminal justice system.  Remember Elijah Harris? He tried to rob a bank in Clinton and did it with a smile.




Clinton police issued this statement in 2015:

At approximately 15:30 hours, an individual entered the Bancorp South branch on Highway 80 in Clinton and presented a note to a bank employee demanding money stating that he had a weapon.

Patrons and bank personnel immediately called 911. Within minutes, Clinton Police responded to the scene and arrested one suspect as he was exiting the bank.

At this time there is only one suspect in this attempted robbery. Clinton Police have arrested 22 year old Elijah Harris of Jackson. Detectives continue to investigate the attempted robbery. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Cops caught the would-be robber while the judge turned him loose.  The indictment stated:

did willfully, unlawfully, and feloniously attempt to take or take from the person or from the presence of Cecily Fears, a clerk or an employee of Bancorp South, located at 401 Hwy 80, Clinton, Mississippi, certain personal property, to-wit: U.S. Currency, the personal property of Bancorp South, and against the will of Cecily Fears, by violence to his/her person or putting such person in fear of immediate injury to his/her person by the exhibition of a deadly Weapon, to wit, a 357 Rossi Revolver, by was unable to complete said robbery by the arrival of the Clinton Police Department...

Unfortunately, Judge Gowan had other ideas for Elijah.  Judge Gowan sentenced him to serve ten years in prison but suspended all ten years of the sentence.  The probation order further states that Judge Gowan reduced the charge to simple robbery and ordered Harris to complete a RID program.

Kingfish note: Why is this reported nearly two years later? Well, our bank robber decided to show up last week on the original post and talk some trash.  His comment prompted the Kingfish to go look up his case.  There ya go.



22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gowan probably had a hangover causing a confused mental state.

Anonymous said...

I bet William A. Gowan got something under the table from the perp.

Anonymous said...

How do you non-adjudicate a violent crime?

Anonymous said...

Here's hoping he gets a severe case of "lead poisoning" next time his thieving ass tries to steal so much as a pack of gum.

Anonymous said...

the FBI could charge him with bank robbery in federal court thus circumventing the locals

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna be more careful in talking trash to KF going forward. He might disclose some skeletons in my closet.

Anonymous said...

Since I have no idea, I will ask...Is Gowan black or white?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the original indictment was faulty and that had something to do with his deal. The stated facts sound like he did not actually exhibit a firearm though he may have had one. A slick lawyer may have muddied the water. I don't know. Just wondering...

Anonymous said...

4:42 - why should that matter, justice is blind... This is curious, the only thing that would justify this is that the offender may be cooperating on other cases.

Anonymous said...

Play stupid games- win stupid prizes?

Anonymous said...

5:31 - Justice is NOT blind in Jackson, fool. If you were joking, fine...If not, get help.

Anonymous said...

Judge Gowan is white. He has a cool Mayberry sheriff's car.

Anonymous said...

You are a revolving asshole. Anyway you turn, you are an asshole.

Anonymous said...

Morgan and Morgan for the people

Anonymous said...

The incompetencey of people like Gowan have led to the state of chaos Jackson and Hinds County are now in.

Citizen W said...

This is hilarious. So I did a search on the site. He commented Dec 2018 on a 3 year old post, the original post about his arrest, that he was free and the other commenter were racist. From that post KF decided to investigate the sentencing.

Nice. Please follow up on the Capital Noose case with the same diligence as you have done with small fry this criminal parasite.

Kingfish said...

Don't read the website, do you?

Citizen W said...

@KF

The Internet is slow this far out in the country. I'm glad to see the Capital Noose case is on your radar. And I stand corrected.

Anonymous said...

So, I have a question. This post on the original post, that sparked this post...are users really "anonymous" on this site, or can the KF or anyone else if they get to inquiring, tell who is posting what?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if this guy took his meds this morning:

"Anonymous said...You are a revolving asshole. Anyway you turn, you are an asshole. January 9, 2019 at 9:01 PM"

Kingfish said...

Assumed it was him. Not too many people are going to visit an obscure post three years later and talk that kind of trash unless he is the perp.

Anonymous said...

10:32 Ever been in a confession booth?

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