Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Thug Goes Free, Again.

One of Frank's Faves graduated from the Hinds County Catch & Release program.  Vidal Sullivan is a free man and won't have to worry about going back to prison thanks to the District Attorney and MDOC.  The District Attorney wants to remand his indictment for armed robbery while MDOC never filed a petition to revoke his probation after he was indicted or arrested for armed robbery.

No longer in custody

Vidal Sullivan was on probation when he was arrested and indicted for armed robbery on February 23, 2017. He was convicted of aggravated assault in 2006 and sentenced to serve ten years in prison. However, he was released from prison on November 15, 2012 to serve probation for three years. However, Sullivan stopped reporting to his probation officer, thus "stopping the clock" on his probation sentence. He has approximately four years of his prison sentence to serve if his probation is revoked.

 His bond was set at $300,000. The indictment states that Sullivan used a gun to separate one Johnny Smith from his wallet and $200 on November 12, 2016. The indictment also seeks classification of Sullivan as a habitual offender. It states that he has the following convictions:

Aggravated assault in Hinds County (March 13, 1996)
C/S Possession of Cocaine in Hinds County (May 11, 2000)
Aggravated assault in Hinds County (November 6, 2006)

The case languished on the docket as such cases are want to do in Hinds County.   The District Attorney  moved to remand the case yesterday because the victim could not be found.  The motion states:

The defendant is alleged to have robbed Johnny Smith on November 12, 2016. The complainant, Mr. Smith, is currently under indictment in Hinds County Cause Number 17-0-987. On April 16, 2019, Mr. Smith failed to appear for a scheduled court date or stay in contact with his attorney. As a result, a bench warrant was issued.

In preparation for trial the State has conducted an exhaustive search for Mr. Smith and, despite diligent efforts, has been unable to locate Mr. Smith.

State cannot proceed to trial in the within cause without the testimony of Johnny Smith, as his testimony constitutes a necessary element of proof in the State's case.

As such, the State request that this court remand the cause until such time that Mr. Smith's attendance can be procured.

The case is assigned to Judge Adrienne Wooten. The Hinds County website states that Sullivan is no longer in custody.  MDOC never filed a petition to revoke his probation. 

Sullivan achieved quite a bit of notoriety back in the 1990's and 2000's. He was accused of kidnapping two women but the grand jury did not indict him. He was known as one of the Wood Street Players that attracted so much of Frank Melton's attention. 


Al Gonquin said...

But, will the MDOC Commish issue a press release thanking all these agencies for their cooperation in the administration of justice in this here matter?

Anonymous said...

One more of the many deserving souls needing a double tap in order to improve the safety of mankind.

Anonymous said...

Remember, the D.A. wants to be your next governor of the great state of Mississippi! HE has the THUG vote.

Anonymous said...

Considering all the high profile white collar busts Jim Hood has made -- Scruggs, Epps, Adams, et al -- RSS doesn't stand a chance.

Anonymous said...

He seems nice.

Lick him up said...

These officials should be held liable when he murders and steals again.

Anonymous said...

Hood didn't "BUST" Scruggs

Anonymous said...

So basically, you are saying, -lan your crimes in Hinds County where you will be insured of not being prosecuted! Good to know.

Anonymous said...

I’m no friend of the Hinds DA here, but what do you expect them to do? They can’t prove the case without the guy and he obviously doesn’t want to be involved. It’s remand or they go to trial without proof and lose.

Seems like Kingfish just wants to whine that a black man isn’t in jail and is targeting whatever he can here. Weak.

Anonymous said...

@3:03, he just wanted an excuse to call a black guy a thug. He’s probably a little fussy over the GOP being labeled racist today.

Kingfish said...

Vidal Sullivan IS a thug. Nice to see the criminal element showing up here as well as their supporters. I've called plenty of white guys thugs. Nice try.

Anonymous said...

One of the problems with making a criminal case in Hinds County is witnesses, they often disappear or may be worse than the Defendant. Cooperation from the public is essential but sorely lacking in Hinds.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said..Hood didn't "BUST" Scruggs. July 16, 2019 at 2:06 PM"

That was the point! He didn't bust Epps or Adams either. Try to keep up with the sarcasm which is on frequent display here.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish, just a little clarification here. I don’t know anything about his case but you wrote that the clock stops on probation if you stop reporting. That’s not accurate. That would encourage probation to be super lazy. The clock stops basically if a warrant or a petition with a warrant is filed. Not knowing the exact time frames in this case and the probation calculation, it’s possible that MDOC botched jurisdiction by failing to act.

Anonymous said...

Hinds County swamp needs to be drained. It’s utterly ridiculous that a population like this could exist in the USA. This is beneath 3rd world countries

Anonymous said...

Unless you elect Stanley Alexander expect the same to continue

Anonymous said...

More of the same from the Bug Eyed Psychopath. I CAN'T WAIT to hear his delusional speech at the Neshoba County Fair.

Anonymous said...

206, or Epps or Adams.

Evidently you missed the sarcasm of the earlier poster's comment.

Hood only 'busts' folks that can aide his campaign contributor lawyers who get a big chunk of the action. Nice little circle he has developed - from some Corp via selected law firm, fee to law firm to fund campaign contribution to Hood.

Twernt no money in going after Epps or Adams. And of course Scruggs was "like family".

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