Monday, December 10, 2018

Alston Trial Scheduled for January

The trial for Sheldon Alston, Jr. is scheduled to take place during the January term of the Lafayette County Circuit Court.  A grand jury indicted Sheldon Alston, Jr., for aggravated domestic violence and kidnapping in June, 2017.  The indictment accuses Alston of strangling and kidnapping his girlfriend on September 7-8, 2016 while he was a student at Ole Miss.  Alston faces prison sentences of 1 yr-to-life or 30 years for kidnapping, and from 2-to-20 years for aggravated domestic violence if convicted. Alston is 22 years old.

The trial was scheduled to take place during the October term of the Lafayette County Circuit Court. However, October came and went with no trial taking place for Alston just as happened in July, April, and January.   The District Attorney is Ben Creekmore.  The case is assigned to Judge Andrew Howorth.  JJ is withholding the victim's name from publication. Alston, Jr. is the grandson of prominent north Mississippi attorneys Flip Phillips and Alex Alston.

The victim is also pursuing a civil case against Alston in Hinds County Circuit Court.  The complaint provides more details about the brutality she alleges took place that horrible night in September.  The complaint and its gruesome allegations can be read in this earlier post.  


29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kids do stupid shit. This is by no means to excuse him. But, I see no point in locking him away for ten years or more. I would suggest less than a year with five supervised probation. And if he was not 21 at the time (as with public drunk or dui), that he be able to seek expungement.

I would remind the screamers that Miz Irby got drunk and killed two medical students and was pardoned.

PS: As a disclaimer, I have never heard of this boy or the girl.

Anonymous said...

Will this indictment be dismissed in exchange for monetary consideration?

Anonymous said...

Kids do stupid shit.

Yup, beating up women is stupid shit. But the law is the law and stupid ass shit doesn't merit that the progeny of prominent wealthy attorneys should only receive a slap on the wrist.

Anonymous said...

Lock this POS up for the rest of his life. Put him in Parchman. His sweet baby face will be very popular there. What a entitled, privileged, violent narcissist. I don't care WHO his family is, bearing in mind that THEY are the ones who produced him, failed to seek mental health care for him, and now seek to shelter him from the same justice that everyone else is subject to.

Anonymous said...

He took the position he plays for Millsaps Lacrosse a little to serious.

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Anonymous said...

10:05
I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that if this was YOUR daughter you wouldn't call his actions "stupid shit".

Anonymous said...

How quickly can a jury sensitive to the horrors of Afluenza be seated and issued tissues in order to hear the poor boy's family's tale of struggling with the curse of that terrible disease that afflicts so many children of good Christian families. Certainly a young man of his upbringing couldn't endure the horrors of incarceration for even a month, with common working class people. Surely the court will see the family's entitlement to justice commensurate to their connection$. I can't imagine months on end endured in confinement with men who refuse to pay child support when they lose their job.

Anonymous said...

@10:05, I would strongly encourage you to read the post with the details of what happened to this girl at the hands of this boy, both of whom you say you have never heard of prior to this. Then imagine that is your daughter. Then ask yourself whether you think "less than a year with five supervised probation" is sufficient. Teenagers that close to 21 get charged as adults all the time for FELONIES (and this is a case of multiple felonies make no mistake). Simply check your facts before you post something. Good grief.

Anonymous said...

@10:05 You are correct that kids do stupid things however if those stupid things are also evil they need to be dealt with accordingly. This was not an accident or a stupid prank this was a young man overpowering a woman and abusing her. Let's see what comes out at trial but I can't think of anything at this moment that would excuse his actions.

Anonymous said...

@11:49

ALLEGEDLY happened to her. Witnesses say she went home with him willingly. Beyond that it is just a he said vs she said.

Anonymous said...

That 'he said, she said' sure left a lot of marks on her that were documented at the hospital. You better hope I'm not on that jury.

Kingfish said...

She didn't report it to the police, the hospital staff did. I'm sure they just made up the injuries. The police came to the hospital, collected evidence, and arrested him. Just he said, she said.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Kingfish for following up on this case. He is a former classmate of mine and I am interested to see what will happen to him. I had assumed that his family ties had pulled strings to keep him out of the news and out of jail, but I'm happy to see that he is being held accountable for his actions.

Anonymous said...

Proof beyond all reasonable doubt will be required for the State to convict. Not media, or “blog” reports.

Hang 'Em High.. said...

Last time I remember hearing of a similar crime involving Lacrosse, there were twenty or so men of the same age arrested and put on trial. Or did it actually reach trial before the scam was exposed? But, let's go ahead and try this guy outside the courtroom and lynch him based on blog chatter and who his daddy is.

Anonymous said...

She obviously beat herself to a pulp. It happens all the time. Right @10:48 PM, Mr. Shill?

Anonymous said...

Conflate much 11:31 PM? Laughable comment.

Anonymous said...

Let's play a game and pretend he's black.

Anonymous said...

@12/11 8:51

I will play along.

Let's put this animal behind bars for the rest of his life.

Anonymous said...

It is funny how alleged affluent criminals are kids, but poor and/or minority young men are "derogatory adjective fill in the blanks".

Anonymous said...

If he is found guilty, he probably gets the same treatment as the Baylor frat kid for a similar crime.

I would tell my family to be prepared to live life without me, if someone did this to my daughter, and I knew who it was. The perpetrator will not live long, and I will gladly turn myself in to the local LEOs after doing it.

Anonymous said...

Wonder Don Clark and the Butler Snow team will give House Ways and Means Chairman Jeff Smith R-Columbus to sign on as co-counsel and use his "legislative excuse" to ask for a postponement- like he did in the Brian Clark "wife-beater" case. Probably not, Jeff wants to screw with the state employees 13th check!

Anonymous said...

Maybe big pharma can find a cure for affluenza.

Anonymous said...

There will be another continuance. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, your honor.

Anonymous said...

Butler Snow and Compnay (Don Clark) will step forward out of the goodness of their big community heart! Butler Snow stands to make $8 million dollars in fees from the State of Mississippi to issue bonds for the Municipal Gas Association of Mississippi via the Mississippi Development Bank (MDA) - an agency under the Governor's office. Of course, Phil's daughter Katy worked for Butler Snow. Don't forget House Ways and Means Chairman (who controls bonds authorized by the State) daughter works for Butler Snow in Birmingham.

Anonymous said...

He was over 21 when he did it

Anonymous said...

Welll, it’s January....

Anonymous said...

Any word on when or if this trial will ever happen????

Anonymous said...

January came and went and still no trial....

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