Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Update on Davis Magnet carjacking case

Daniel Henry currently awaits trial nearly two years after he was arrested for carjacking and shooting a mother who was dropping off her child early one morning at Davis Magnet Elementary.   The story began on May 6, 2016.  WLBT reported:

Jackson police have arrested a suspect for shooting and carjacking a mom who was dropping her daughter off at school Friday morning. The commotion broke out around Davis Elementary School around 5:30 a.m.

Twenty-nine year-old Daniel Henry is charged with auto theft, armed robbery of an Individual and aggravated assault. He was arrested on Alabama Avenue later Friday....

Several Davis Elementary school parents, including Charlotte McGowan were dropping their children off early for a field trip to Memphis. Before the charter buses rolled off---a bullet hit a mom parked just spaces from McGowan's car.

"She ends up getting out the car, he shoots her, she starts running towards where I'm at," said McGowan. "She said the man just carjacked me and he shot me, he ended up shooting her in her hand."  Rest of article.
However, the shooting took place in Hinds County so you know what that means.  A grand jury indicted Henry six weeks later for carjacking, aggravated assault, and armed robbery.  Unfortunately, the case has been repeatedly continued since Henry was indicted.  The court apparently issued a bench warrant for his arrest February 2017 after his attorney stated he could not locate the defendant.  He is currently in custody at the Raymond Detention Center.

Nothing has been filed in the case since a scheduling order was issued in October 2017.  Henry is scheduled to go to trial on July 23, 2018.   The case is assigned to Judge Winston Kidd. - Jackson, MS

Kingfish note: The Mayor defended putting a convict on the Police ID Task Force, saying he was "deeply impacted by the criminal justice system."  Well, what about this victim?   She's been deeply impacted by the system as well in Hinds County.  Every day he awaits trial, even though he is in jail, means another day that she lives in fear, wondering if he will be indeed put away for several years.  It will be over two years since his indictment when he finally goes to trial - if the case it continued yet again.    Think about what happened.  A bunch of parents who obviously care about their children's education are dropping their kids off at Davis so the children can go on a field trip.  This thug just shows up and starts shooting because its fucking fun.  The police did its job and nailed him later that day but now he just sits around on our dime.  Forget white flight.  This is what causes black flight and that my friends, is the bottom line. 


Anonymous said...

Black flight is the #1 problem Jackson faces. And I'm not making a joke. Count the number of black citizens that have moved to surrounding towns and assume they are productive, employed citizens.

Anonymous said...

Winston Kidd couldn't run a McDonald's, much less a busy docket.

The Walrus Was Paul said...

You can reform a convict but can you rehabilitate a victim??

Anonymous said...

Flight isn't white or black anymore -- that's an outdated and lazy explanation. Today's flight is green. It's economic. The racial component is simply a byproduct of who does and does not have the means to evacuate.

Anonymous said...

Judge Kidd runs one of the busiest criminal dockets in the state. When the Defendant failed to follow the conditions of his bond, the judge had him arrested. The judge is doing his job.

Anonymous said...


The problem is that Judge Kidd is doing his job.

That is, if doing your job is managing a docket by delay, incompetence, and poor performance.

Where are all the peeps who yell "Justice Delayed, Justice Denied?"

Jackson Resident x 1
Hinds County Property Owner x 2

Anonymous said...


You've nailed the problem. Not everyone is capable of performing at a high level in all situations and occupations. Judge Kidd may have attained his position based on a trait other than competence and is "in over his head".

Anonymous said...

Kidd will cut him loose with time served.

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