Thursday, October 11, 2018

Parole Revoked for Accused Cop Killer

 Marquis Flowers is back in prison.  The Parole Board revoked his parole after he was arrested and charged with capital murder in the deaths of two Brookhaven police officers. 

Flowers had no less than ten convictions of auto burglary in Lincoln and Pike Counties.  He was also convicted of conspiracy in Lincoln County.  He was sentenced to five years in prison for three of the counts but two years were suspended.  He was sentenced to serve seven years in prison for eight more counts (Pike County) but those sentences were suspended.  The sentencing took place in 2012.

He was paroled in July 2016 with a GPS monitor.  

Natchez police arrested him last year for stealing a vehicle and fleeing police.  He was returned to prison.  However, he was paroled to a detainer with the Natchez police but ordered to wear a monitor for eight months.  An Adams County grand jury indicted Flowers for stealing a vehicle in February and four counts of auto burglary.    Circuit Judge Forrest Johnson set bond at $50,000.  The court issued a bench warrant on August 6, 2018 when he failed to appear in court.  He was thus on the lam when he encountered the two police officers. 

He is currently a patient at UMMC under police supervision. 


Anonymous said...

Revoked? You mean they'll put him back in jail now? No shit?

Anonymous said...

Damn. What an amazing proactive move by Pickett and his overpaid board members that let this POST out in the first place. Wonder how long they had to deliberate over this tough decision.

Anonymous said...

Strap a monitor on each leg and let him go.

Anonymous said...

My grandfather would have called that locking the barn door after the cows are already out.

Anonymous said...

What a wise decision by the parole board. Now explain to the loved ones why this person was out in the first place.

Anonymous said...

it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if someone slipped in his room and unloaded a gun in this animals brain...

PittPanther said...

He has no history of violent crime, then all of a sudden he's shooting cops? What's going on? What changed in his mind?

Anonymous said...

What's up KF? Trying to protect Pickett and team? Don't want to post a comment that mentions the individuals that made the decision to turn this POS loose on society?

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when UNQUALIFIED persons are appointed by the Governor and Corrupt Commisioners! In an effort to save a $$ these people cost these officers their lives and devastation to their families. Who thought this murderer could be a model citizen after he couldn’t comply with previous release programs? The very system these men gave their lives for let them down. The Governor , the Commissioner and the Parole Board bear the burden of this system failure. My prayers are with the officers families.

Anonymous said...

I am not a lawyer....but it would seem that "parole to detainer" means he was sent to be sentenced on new his new crime. With a three year sentence just how long realistically was this guy going to be in jail to begin with? I hope Flowers gets the death penalty.

Anonymous said...

2:40, he is only advancing in his chosen trade. Do you expect him to be satisfied with minor crimes when the money is in bigger crimes? Everyone wants to advance in their field. No one ever tried to tell him that crime was not a field for advancement. Maybe if they would have done something about his crimes he would not have ever got to the stage in his career that included shooting people.

Anonymous said...

Wait...where is Marshall Fishers outcry? He chimed in on the Forest Hill Band disgrace surely he must be outraged as the leader of DPS at these travesties? Oh yeah he helped to leave all of Epps cronies in place.

Anonymous said...

9:01 - Not ALL of them. A few got flushed.

Anonymous said...

4:27 p.m. Please provide evidence that parole board members are unqualified. I'll give you a hint; it doesn't exist. In this case, it's not on the board or the commissioner. If you want to blame somebody, start with the person who committed the crime. I guess you could blame the sentencing judge for suspending parts of his sentences, but my goodness that would be a stretch. How's the judge at sentencing or the parole board supposed to know that this guy would escalate from freaking (nonviolent) auto burglary to capital murder?

I'm not against placing blame on public officials when it's due. Remember the other guy who escalated from being an armed robber to a killer? The commissioner or MDOC or whoever in that agency shouldn't have let him out. Those deaths are on them.

Anonymous said...

I'll say something no one else seems willing to say. The Parole Board does a good job. They determine who should be released and who shouldn't based on the best information they can get. Sometimes, people make bad decisions, and in this case, they are sometimes tragic. But there will be no headlines for the hundreds of poeple released by the parole board every year that make good decisions and improve their lives. Just like you only hear about when a cop shoots someone and you hear far less about the everyday actions they perform to keep us safe. The Parole board does a good job keeping us safe, and I hope this doesn't scare them into making any bad or rash decisions.

Anonymous said...

Keep drinking the kool-aid the parole Board is breaking the law

Shillingford v. Reed
Miss Supreme Court
312 so 2d 717 1975

The State cannot Parole a person to a detainer however it did.

Anonymous said...

@2:18 how much worse can their decisions get? I want them to explain to the public and the two officers family how they thought paroling someone to a detainee for a crime committed while the CRIMINAL was out on another type of early release program. It makes no sense! None! And I’ll chime in that it’s illegal to Parole a individual to a detainee. I hope the Parole Board is held accountable for the loss of these two officers,

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