Tuesday, June 18, 2019

30 Years for Kidnapping & Robbery

Rankin-Madison District Attorney John Bramlett issued the following statement.

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today that Deshaun Grissom was sentenced to 30 years in prison for armed robbery and kidnapping. Five years will be suspended and he will have to serve 25 years in prison. Upon his release, he will serve five years of supervised probation.

On August 15, 2015, the Richland Police Department was dispatched to the Title Cash on Bud Street regarding a possible armed robbery that had just occurred. Upon arriving, the clerk told law enforcement that an African American male followed her into the store as she was opening for the day. The suspect, later identified as Grissom, pulled a weapon from his pocket and pointed it at the clerk. The clerk ran to an adjacent business, Acceptance Insurance, to flee from Grissom. Grissom followed her into the building and demanded the clerk’s keys. The employee of Acceptance Insurance was in the parking lot gathering personal items out of her car. Grissom noticed the employee in the parking lot and demanded that she come to him or he would start shooting. She fled into the Title Cash building to hide and called 911. After rummaging through her car, Grissom fled on foot from the scene.



Officers started looking for the assailant on foot and also called in the k-9 unit. The dog tracked the suspect to a home that appeared to have been unlawfully entered.

It was later learned that Grissom broke into that home and forced the occupant, at gunpoint, to transport him to a restaurant in Clinton. After dropping the assailant off at the restaurant, the occupant of the home returned to find law enforcement where he provided a description of the assailant.

A photo line-up was compiled where Grissom was positively identified by the Title Cash clerk and by the man who was forced to drive him to Clinton. Grissom was arrested in Tennessee and was extradited back to Mississippi.

District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr. stated, “Grissom is an extremely dangerous criminal who had planned this crime for many days. His arrest is important because we have removed another criminal from society.”

Bramlett concluded, “The Richland Police Department worked this case as hard as any case has been worked and their accomplishments are a great testimony to their commitment to the oath they took to serve and protect. They should be applauded for their outstanding work and investigatory victories.”

Kingfish note: Wow.  30 years for kidnapping and robbery.  If only there were prosecutors who would prosecute kidnapping cases........


14 comments:

Anonymous said...

No one was beat, raped, or strangled. He got 25 years while that rich white boy up in Oxford didnt even get 5 years.

This is white supremacy manifest in a two tiered justice system.

Anonymous said...

Deshaun versus Sheldon. Figure it out.

Equal justice is not equal.

Cynical Sam said...

No blessings in Rankin and Madison Counties. Do the crime, do the time.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, who is this troll who keeps doing all the race baiting on your blog??

Anonymous said...

The article doesn't say whether Grissom had a prior criminal history, which may have accounted for his sentence. That said, white folks (at least this white folk) don't like the way Sheldon Alston was treated, either.

Anonymous said...

A good lawyer knows the law, a great lawyer knows the judge.

Anonymous said...


You all realize "Deshawn" was prosecuted for armed robbery on top of the kidnapping charge, right ?


Alston's case insn't completely over yet. I imagine daddy, or grandpa is going to be writing a big check to end the civil matter against him.

Kingfish said...

That 3 year, get out in 18 month deal wouldn't have flown in Rankin.

Anonymous said...

I'm tellin' y'all, if I was that girl's daddy up in Oxford or wherever, I'd be waiting on the day of release to whip that ass. She already got her punishment to tying up with some sorry POS like him, but he'd get his too.

Anonymous said...

In response to 12:09, any attorney whose practice relies on peddling influence with a judge should be disbarred as both incompetent and unethical. That's my $0.02, as a practicing attorney of almost 20 years.

Unknown said...

10:13 - Plum aggravatin' ain't it? Ha.

Anonymous said...

10:13 The lesson for thugs is to stay in Hinds county. Rankin and Madison counties will nail your butt. There are no Tommie Greens in those counties.

Anonymous said...

Grissoms two WHITE co defendants got two years and 5 years respectively. Investigate that Kingfish....Seems like the white folks who helped plan it, cased the place the day before, drove him there, watched from the Waffle House across the street then picked him up in Clinton and drove him back to Vburg and split the money should have gotten some harsh punishment. One of them is already out on the street again.

Anonymous said...

The two white co defendants got 2 yrs and 7 yrs. Neither had a previous arrest record unlike Grissom who was out on bond at the time for a similar crime committed in Warren Co. Neither eluded law enforcement for almost 4 yrs like Grissom and both were cooperative with law enforcement.

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