Tuesday, December 29, 2015

What story is told by these pictures?

Correction: >This post contained two pictures of Mr. Shackelford and a female. JJ misidentified her as Mrs. Thomas. JJ has other pictures of Mrs. Thomas and the women are similar in features. Apologies to Lindsey Thomas and Mr. Shackelford.  The removal of the pictures obviously changes the nature of the story.  We make a mistake on this website, we own up to it and don't bury it on the bottom of page B-18 in fine print.

Journalistus Maximus Jerry Mitchell reported that Madison County Constable Matt Shackleford might have engaged in some questionable behavior.  The story appeared on the front page of the Sunday edition of the Clarion-Ledger.  The article included a picture of the constable holding up a funny-looking plant.  It is not known if he is indeed a horticulturist or has an affinity for plants of the distinctive green-leaf variety.  The story then questioned his actions and relationship with the wife of Lindsey Kirkland Thomas.  Mr. Shackelford arrested Raymond Ethan Thomas after Mrs. Thomas filed charges against him.  The constable later arrested Mr. Thomas for allegedly stalking him as well.  The charges were later dismissed or remanded.   The couple is seeking a divorce.  Mr. Mitchell only posted one picture in his article.  However, JJ obtained more pictures which may tell the Rest of the story. 

Mr. Mitchell mentioned a Facebook posts endorsing the constable for re-election:

According to the report, the informant said Shackelford grew marijuana and that “the aquarium and lights were to ‘cover’ him in the event narcotics agents questioned him about his abnormally high power bill.”

Shackelford denied this claim and denied he used any recreational drugs.

Brooks obtained photographs of Shackelford’s constable car at Pop’s Around the Corner, a south Jackson bar, at 3:25 a.m. on May 3. (KF note: The car is the constable's personal property. It is NOT a county-owned vehicle.)

The private investigator said he turned over his report to Madison County authorities. They, in turn, gave the report to the attorney general’s office.

In a Sept. 23 deposition in the divorce case, Shackelford testified he used his constable car for both professional and personal purposes.

Under questioning, he acknowledged Thomas’ estranged wife worked on his campaign.
On Facebook, she urged people to give. “Constable Shackelford is an invaluable asset to Madison County,” she wrote. “He (along with a few wonderful deputies) went above and beyond the call of duty to help me in a tough time that would have been much worse without the dedication and kindness shown by the Constable and others.”

She concluded, “There is NO ONE better suited for the job.”

 Then there are pictures of these funny little green plants:

and there is also a picture of some type of outdoor activity.  Nothing like communing with the same nature that arose the religious sentiment in Emerson and Thoreau.  

Stay tuned. This story is probably going to have more chapters.


It's legal in Colorado said...

Yawnnnn. I hope you are saving the good stories for when folks return to work and read this blog

What's A Little Weed 'Tween Frands? said...

Methinks Kingfish felt his britches burning over the accusations of cheap journalism and supposition, which were the centerpieces of the prior thread on this same subject. So, he went about the business of totally rewriting it.

So, what we have here is NO STORY and a weak attempt to turn it into A STORY. The real story here is the sudden alliance between Jerry Mitchell and Kingfish. Will the new year bring an unholy alliance with Bill Minor as well?

I don't look for this post to pass muster, however.

Glow Bulb said...

Since when is someone's 'power bill' any business of the State Narcotics Folks. Say it with me....'nunna they bidness'.

I'm sure Kingfish, with his many investigative talents and contacts could come up with copies of my Entergy bill.

Anonymous said...

Don't get distracted, KF. Thomas is the sociopath here. Stay balanced. Stay focused. This Shackleford guy is probably at powertripping, pothead, dipping his pen where he shouldn't, and he should be canned and maybe prosecuted. But Thomas is the true menace to society here.

Anonymous said...

So the bottom pic his him smoking weed??? This master P.I. did great work, NOT! Remind me not to use him. What zero grade evidence.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a waste of the 3 minutes I took to read this article. How about some real news! This is obviously a personal attempt to slander someone. Not interested!

Anonymous said...

So you posted some pictures of plants in cups. Big deal! How does that attach to the constable? Poor journalism! That's probably you holding those cups. Oh look, a hand! It must be Constable Shackelford! PA-LEASE!

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Anonymous said...

Wow! What a waste of the 3 minutes I took to read this article. How about some real news! This is obviously a personal attempt to slander someone. Not interested!

But, but, but interested enough to burn 60 seconds leaving a comment about your disinterest.

Anonymous said...

I love the pic of Matt blazing with the poodle! Puff puff pass man, puff puff pass!! I also thought it was pretty funny to see weed growing in a Madison County Sheriffs Dept cup lol. Bet Randy Ticker is loving that!

Anonymous said...

"What's a little weed" sorry you don't find this article interesting, but as a citizen of Ridgeland and as someone who unknowingly voted for Shackelford in the past, I take great issue with an elected official, that we put our trust in to uphold the law, behaving in such a criminal manor. The guy has obviously been having an inappropriate relationship with this married women, not to mention the fact that Shackelford himself is still currently married to his third wife. The charges he filed and arrested this guy for, we're obviously bogus, that's why they were dropped, now he has marijuana plants in his house, that he "doesn't remember". Sorry as voter and citizen of Madison Co I care a lot more about that, than some guy that wrote a bad check in another state. The only people that find this story boring are those who have probably never voted in their lives. I care about what the people we put in office and our trust in to lead, are behaving like criminals.

Anonymous said...

The hack Mitchell did not even mention the frame drug job the insane Thomas guy did on Clay Holder at MSU. Almost sounds sympathetic to the trash head.

Horace Greely II said...

That was a Madison County Schools cup. The whole damned thread should be taken down, not just the inaccurate photos upon which the NEW thread was based. So, what we have now is two irrelevant and poorly based threads about the same non-subject, both dripping with innuendo, supposition and opinion.

Anonymous said...

The man says he don't know what kind of plant is growing in his house. Common sense should tell people that a person does not take that much care of a plant that they do not know what it is. Could be poison ivy. Don't sound like a man who could be trusted with a gun or trusted to be any type of law officer.

Anonymous said...

I was commenting on the picture that had multiple plants in it. The fact that you pointed out the Madison County school District cup is probably worse than the sheriffs department cup. There's two stories here one about the Thomas guy in one about a dirty constable. I didn't vote for Thomas I voted for Shackleford, which is why I feel so betrayed. There is 100% no doubt that a man that admits a picture comes from his house, in his den, that it is him in the picture, and he is holding a green leafy plant that looks like marijuana, yet he doesn't know what kind of plant it is, says IT's MARIJUANA! If it was any other plant he would've said exactly what it was, case closed, period, end of point. The fact that the fish tank is the same one that is in the picture with all the same little plants, that the same "hand" is showing, would leave anybody with two brain cells to conclude that it's Matt Shackleford. Stop trying to talk about the other guy on here, there's a different thread for that, this thread is about an individual that we foolishly elected to serve our best interest, not knowing that he was a criminal the whole time.

Anonymous said...

Horace Greely II lol great cover name! Unfortunately Horace Greely II was famous alright, he died soon after the Civil War! He was a journalist for the New York Tribune lol. I think we know who posted this and he was probably to high to have picked a living nonfamous name to use as a cover.

Kingfish said...

Once I was at the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics....

Don Henley said...

I make my living off the evening news
Just give me something, something I can use
People love it when you lose
They love dirty laundry

Anonymous said...

Listen girls, when a local psychopath who's been discussed here before ends up crossing paths with a dirty constable who ends up unjustly arresting said psychopath (oh, the irony!), it's blogworthy. Too bad if the Thomas and Shackleford families (commenting above) disagree. And, yes, Mitchell got lazy here and missed a lot of colorful items in Thomas' past.

Anonymous said...

Blah blah blah! Next story please!

Anonymous said...

Start your own gig @ 7:40 PM. That way you'll occupy that one errant hand.

Anonymous said...

Charges were remanded based on conditions that Thomas must follow for several years.

Kingfish said...

It seems the constable and our DA might have something in common.

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