Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Clark Goes Free (Updated)

Brian Clark is a free man.   The Parole Board voted earlier this month to grant parole to the convicted wife-beater.




There was no opposition to Clark's parole.  His wife spoke in favor of parole even though she was the victim.  There was no community opposition.   State Representative Jeff Smith led the charge for the Clark family as he was able to obtain a favorable decision for his client.

Clark only had to serve 25% of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole.  HB #585 changed the minimum served to 50% for aggravated domestic violence.  Clark served not quite 25% of his sentence as he received a credit of 182 days for good behavior. 



Clark was arrested in 2013 for beating his wife.   A grand jury indicted Clark in January 2014 (Indictment posted below.).    Clark claimed he was indigent. The court appointed a public defender to represent him although he was later represented by attorney Robert Ray.  The Columbus Packet reported on July 31, 2017: "The 37-year-old Clark, who listed on court documents that he makes $100,000 a month from his family’s oil and convenience store business, faces from two to 20 years in prison."  His family owns Clark Oil & Gas and is probably the dominant family in Wayne County.  This earlier post provides more information about what took place that night.  
Clark is the nephew of Lord Snow CEO Don Clark.  

The case was continued 15 times. Clark pleaded guilty in May 2017.  Mr. Clark was supposed to be sentenced on August 10  but Lowndes County Circuit Judge Jim Kitchens continued the case until November 13.  The Court said that sentencing was postponed so Clark could complete his remaining 14 therapy sessions at the Center for Violence Prevention in Pearl.  However, the Judge moved up his sentencing to September 12 after receiving much criticism.

 Judge Kitchens sentenced him to serve 16 years in prison but suspended 6 years of the sentence on September 8, 2017.

The efforts to free Clark did not stop when he went to prison. Clark filed a notice of appeal on September 21, 2018.  He is represented by attorney John Collette.   His family attempted to get him transferred to the Wayne County Detention Center - a non-MDOC facility - but he was removed from Wayne County and placed back into the Kemper Correction Facility after the transfer was reported.  Check out the home-cooking. 

Clark was released yesterday from the Wayne County Detention Center.

Earlier posts
Clark removed from hometown jail. Check out the home-cooking.  
Beat a mama, go home to mama 
Wife-beater sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Wife-beater will be sentenced Friday.  
Judge sets Clark hearing for September 1.  
Court delays sentencing because wife-beater is going to therapy.  
Sentenced postponed for wife-beating thug.
Ex-GF got restraining order on Clark.
Will wife-beater get out of jail?






Kingfish note: Don't forget the role of State Representative Jeff Smith.  The defense hired State Representative Jeff Smith as counsel February. Mr. Smith filed a motion for a continuance. His excuse? He could not attend court because he was serving in the legislature.  The continuance motion was filed on the same day that he filed his entry of appearance. Mr. Smith's daughter works for Butler Snow.  Smith was also the lawyer for the Columbus Packet.



What does one have to do to go to prison for beating a woman to a  pulp in Mississippi?

Since everyone wants to forget about this case, here is a reminder of what Clark did to his wife.









50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Still good to be a rich white man in America.

Anonymous said...

$$$ talks-

Anonymous said...

If the victim wants him out, so be it. She’s made her hospital bed.

Anonymous said...

He seems nice.

Anonymous said...

Well, KF, your direct involvement and publicity helped park his ass in the hoosegow for a few months.

Anonymous said...

Is "good behavior" blowing the guards? Asking for a friend.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Kingfish. If the victim wants his parole granted, this presents an interesting case study for human behavior. Human behavior that I will never be able to understand, nor do I really want to at this point!!!

Your efforts in this issue are commendable.

Anonymous said...

Lemme give a shot as summarizin the players...
-Rep Jeff Smith-slimy piece of shit that used his office to keep a wife beater out of jail. Nice guy! Idiots keep on electing him and his 70’s mustache. Gross.
-Clark family-stand by your boy while he beats the shit out of women. Keep on funneling him money to defend him.
-Parole Board-pathetic excuses. How would you feel if he beat this shit out of your wives or daughters? Don’t think y’all would be so anxious to let him free.
-Wife who got beat-He must have beat the backbone out of you. Having him home and beating on you (with his family money) is more important than your life? Really? You deserve everything he gives you. There are nice guys out there who don’t beat this shit out of their wives. You should try one.
Lots of taxpayer money wasted on this bullshit. Next time maybe it’ll be a homicide and not an assault.

Anonymous said...

And we wonder why this country is going to hell in a handbasket. Between the rich doing whatever the hell they want, and the have-nots allowing it to continue.

Anonymous said...

The victime wants his $100,000 a month. I hope she bought a few guns while he was locked up. He tries it again she won't have to explain his ventilated corpse to the sheriff.

CPD21 said...

I'll be back, he whispers leaving the room..

Anonymous said...

@10:52. You damn skippy!

Anonymous said...

The Network is alive and well.

Anonymous said...

He is a truly evil individual with an equally demented family who, instead of protecting his wife/victim, circled the money wagons around him. Unfortunately, he will most likely do this again to her or someone else and it will be escalated in nature. In his mind, none of this is any fault of his. Domestic abusers lay blame solely at the feet of their victims and the violence increases against the victims until... I wonder how well his family sleeps at night?

Anonymous said...

11:15 gets it. Either she is greedy beyond comprehension or she plans to eliminate the threat the next time he tries something.

Anonymous said...

Any chance he will be "randomly" checked for alcohol and/or drug use? NOT!!!

Anonymous said...

Hell, I'd let him beat on me from time to time for a piece of that $100,000. I will offer myself for $10,000 a month. He can take his frustration out on me and feel tough too because I'm a male close to his age. I could do a lot for my family with that much money. I have more bills than dignity. And I sure would enjoy more time with my wife than working.

Anonymous said...

Just your normal rich white boy justice in Mississippi. Tater will pardon him next year so he can go hunting with his buddies.

Anonymous said...

12:23 PM
He can still hunt with a muzzle loader or bowhunt with a violent felony or domestic violence conviction.

Felons also still have the right to defend possess and defend themself with a reproduction percussion revolver like Pietta's Colt Dragoon.

For the love of money said...

The victim is either a gluten for punishment or was paid off. Either was greed or love will prevail.

Anonymous said...



Amazing how much love and forgiveness a $ 100,000.00 per month income can buy.

Butt is the new pus*y said...

He can abuse me for $100,000 per month

Anonymous said...

I know Brian personally and he is a decent man from a loving family. He suffers from addiction and substance abuse and has anger issues but he is not the monster that KF keeps portraying on this blog. This blog paints a one sided picture and hasn’t reported all of the facts. Not that it matters because everyone of the hypocritical Christians on here have been stoked to anger and would never forgive Brian or let him be at peace even though he has paid for his actions. I know you won’t post this KF but you need to leave Brian and his family alone and let them try to move on with life.

Anonymous said...

@1:26
I think she just wants to break bread with him.

Anonymous said...

People that make $0 per month are treated the same way by our parole board. You want change, call your legislator. It might work with some of them.

Anonymous said...

What a waste of tax payers money! If the wife wants him out and back why did we, the taxpayers, have to pay to prosecute and then jail him for the past two years! I’m with other commenters - she wants the MONEY! According to interviews given by the “victim” the argument that led to the beating was over her desire to work and the “abuser” not wanting her to work. Interesting that said victim hasn’t worked in a year! I don’t think we have the whole story. This just doesn’t pass the smell test for me!

Anonymous said...

3:17: That's a lot of talk. The pictures that reflect your boy's handiwork don't reflect "anger issues." They reflect a dangerous, abusive, criminal. The pictures don't lie, you foolish imbecile.

Anonymous said...

She won't get crap from Brian. She signed a pre-nup so she's toast. This is about the third man she has tried to attach herself to and take their money. She's no longer working as a dentist, claiming she is disabled. What a low life this woman is all the way around. No, she should not have been abused but there are always two sides to the story and I know both. She's already been through the million she got from her first husband and they hardly let her see the child he fathered because she is psychotic. She has admitted that she lied to the judge about some things that she said he did so I'm sure that's why she was OK with his release. Everyone in this town knows the kind of person she is and avoids her like the plague.

Anonymous said...

3:17, I hear you. Addiction is an illness. BUT, until he is sober and deals with those "anger issues", he must be held responsible and treated like a criminal before he seriously injures or kills someone. He is not the person you knew before. I hope he gets help.

Anonymous said...

Same people on this blog who say if victim is okay it’s fine are same people who get on here and down Hinds County. People who get on this site and say Brian Clark is a good guy and there is more to story are same people who say throw young poor black males away for life when they commit acts of crime. But we not hypocrites.... This story reinforces the concept of the privilege that wealthy white males experience.

Anonymous said...

@3:17 PM - so he is the victim. Got it.

Oh, was he an addict the first time he started using illegal drugs? That first time makes him a felon from day one.

Anonymous said...

Y'all white boys sure stick together.

Anonymous said...

11:15 made a good statement. There are a lot of good guys out there. But women who don’t have a marketable skill except to hunt down guys with money (who many have no morals) and live with the decision they made. I reared my 3 girls to not look for money but look for a decent man who is worthy of respecting them and making sure they are safe. I guess Daddy Clark didn’t want his son to be a good man. 100k a month...yep. I would say after the Stanley family sold out to the duff brothers then they are the controlling party in Wayne County. As I have always said. There are 200 families that control Mississippi and we see how they do it now

Anonymous said...

back on sept 11 2017 i predicted all this......go look it up!

Anonymous said...

the parole board is appointed by the governor. bryant can get whatever he wants out of them with phone call. he had them do the dirty work so he didn't have to. now bryant doesn't have to issue a pardon , and that 6 figure check to the mississippi republican party is safely in the bank

Anonymous said...

You dumbasses that say if she is ok with letting him go are lost. You better believe she had nothing to do with his release. Money truly does talk. The parole board is a joke. Sometimes its not what you know but who you know and how much money you have. Its not jost a county thats lost but the entire State of Mississippi

Anonymous said...

I can’t believe the Parole Board did this horrible thing! Brian Clark’s ass should have been in Parchman to rot. I only hope and pray for the victim’s family! It almost sounds like a combination of events have taken place:
1) The Clark money has won out by hiring Rep Jeff Smith (R-Columbus) to intervene on their behalf, using his influence to have this gutless coward released! If the Parole Board had dug into his background and seen what this beast had done to other women, he would have not been released!
2) The Butler Snow Law Firm is a POS! Lord Don Clark and others within the firm have been working for the last two years on this case. They have finally seceded in having this punk released on parole.
3). The Imes family from Columbus should make sure that the fine young man that bears their name is safe!
4). If Haley Barbour had still been Governor, Brian Clark would have been paroled and a victory party been given at the Governor’s Mansion!
5) it’s only a matter of time before Brian Clark does this again to his wife and I hope and pray that their young son is safe!
6). Rep Jeff Smith (R-Columbus) is up for re-election next Tuesday and I hope and pray the the people in his district realize what kind of man he is - a money grubbing attorney, who by the way, his son is running for county attorney in Lowndes county. The folks in Lowndes county need to defeat both of them and send the back to their country office in Caledonia!
I just hope and pray that Governor Bryant and probably Governor Reeves do NOT PARDON Brian Clark, but you have to follow the money trail. Bryant’s daughter worked for Butler Snow. Jeff Smith’s daughter works for Butler Snow and Tate Reeves has been receiving campaign contributions from the over the past years.
7) Brian Clark will probably be at their penthouse condo in Alabama this weekend, confident they he has beat the system!
Only in Mississippi, where you can buy your way out of trouble. It is no doubt in my mine that Brian Clark will do this again, probably killing his wife. I only hope and pray that Clark meets his maker in hell, because that’s where he is headed.
How proud his mother should be! Her husband probably did the same thing to her!
God bless Mississippi- the good ole boy network still works!




Anonymous said...

like paul minor, b delaughter, julie mabus, nevada barr, ed peters, and everyone else involved in a big scandal around here , he will end up living somewhere south of interstate 10

Anonymous said...

"People who get on this site and say Brian Clark is a good guy and there is more to story are same people who say throw young poor black males away for life when they commit acts of crime. But we not hypocrites...."

5:05 - Calm down. I'm a white guy who thinks this scumbag, regardless of his race and social status, should have spent at least thirty year in prison (right beside young, poor black male thugs).

The photo of that stapled up skull gash earns him another solid ten.

Anonymous said...

"If the victim wants him out, so be it. She’s made her hospital bed. July 30, 2019 at 11:01 AM"

Bullshit! His crime is against all of civilized society. And justice will not be served until somebody double-taps his rotten ass. I'm white with a wife and a daughter and you can quote me.

Anonymous said...

Attn 7:43 I agree with most of your comment, but this talk of sending "poor black people" away for life is ludicrous. Just look at the rap sheets on some of these Jackson thugs and ask yourself, "why were they back on the streets."

Anonymous said...

@July 30, 2019 at 11:15 AM

"And we wonder why this country is going to hell in a handbasket. Between the rich doing whatever the hell they want, and the have-nots allowing it to continue."

Please say this a little louder for the dumb a**es in the back!

Anonymous said...

Brian is a good dude. Yeah he ain't never worked a single moment of his life but he knows how to have a good time and he can throw a party like you won't believe. He has paid his debt like everyone else whose been in trouble. Y'all need to stop hating and get a life.

Anonymous said...

His wife is crazy. I'm talking bat shit. Two kids with two separate men and is not with either of them. She looks for $$$$$ whereever she goes. I've known her and her other sperm donor for years. Why don't you run down the father of her first kid and see what he has to say. There are truly two sides to every story.

What I know of Brian is that he is a hard working man. I have met him several times but I am not close to him. I think being locked up was good for him. He has a new attitude and ready to set his life right. If its a black man or white man, there will still be money politics in our state. I know many of you will discredit what I say but I truly am a impartial 3rd party here. This is the type of man that Jesus tells us to minister too. I'm sure all of you have something in your life that you are not proud of so please pray for all parties involved here. Everyone deserves mercy.

Anonymous said...

Has this guy ever taken responsibility for his actions? Has he admitted that he was wrong to split this woman's head open? I honsetly don't know, which is why I'm asking.

As far as "everyone deserves mercy," it seems to me that in order to deserve something, it has to be earned. I think a good start on earning mercy would be taking responsibility, which is the opposite of throwing mud at the victim.

Kingfish said...

Let us assume she is the worst wife ever. That doesn't excuse for one second any of the injuries she suffered. Period. He should be in jail for much longer. Obviously the legislature thought so since it increased the threshold to 50% just a few years ago.

Keep in mind that MDOC and the Parole Board is not in the business of keeping prisoners locked up, they are in the business of getting them back on the street as quickly as possible.

Anonymous said...

As Christopher Epps famously said (on many occasions), "You need to decide who you're afraid of and who you don't like".

He also said, "Gimme back my damned chandelier!"

Anonymous said...

Kingfish I do agree that maybe he should serve more time, but what reason would the wife have for wanting him out? She must be looking for another cash flow since she is no longer working and burned through her cash.

Anonymous said...

Brian is a POS 3:17 no matter the excuses you make for him. I’m Wiccan btw.

Anonymous said...

12:23 PM, you have some bad info. Clark cannot legally hunt with a muzzleloader in MS with that felony conviction. Mississippi allows a convicted felon to possess a crossbow, but does NOT allow a convicted felon to possess a muzzleloader unless the convicted felon has received a pardon for the felony, has received a relief from disability pursuant to Section 925(c) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code, or has received a certificate of rehabilitation pursuant to subsection (3) of 97-37-5. Likewise, federal law (18 USC 842(i)) prohibits Clark from even possessing the powder necessary to shoot a blackpowder weapon. One can only hope he will make the mistake of being caught by the feds in possession of a firearm or gunpowder and sent to a real jail.

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