Monday, January 10, 2022

Catch & Release! Squawk! Catch & Release!

 Chauncy Reed walks free on the streets of Jackson as a proud graduate of the Hinds County Catch & Release program.  Readers might remember Mr. Reed tried to kill a Jackson police officer in May 2018 but he was never indicted.  To make matters worse, a grand jury indicted Reed for another shooting and a separate case of drug dealing but he got a nice little plea deal that made him eligible for parole in a couple of years and paroled he was.

JJ reported on Mr. Reed's criminally good fortune two weeks ago: 

 There is still no justice for a police officer who survived a deadly shootout at a South Jackson gas station 3 1/2 years ago.  Two men tried to shoot JPD Officer Mike Tarrio but he managed to kill one assailant and arrest the other.  He received an "Officer of the Year" award for his bravery under fire.  However, this being Jackson, such heroism did not go unpunished as Jackson suspended him with pay for over a year.  While Tarrio suffered, the man who repeatedly shot at him was never indicted and walks free today.  The Hinds County Catch & Release program is indeed alive and well in 2021.


MBI investigated the case since it involved a police officer shooting.  MBI told JJ  it provided the findings of the investigation to Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith in January 2019.   

The Hinds County Circuit Clerk's records state the grand jury declined to indict Officer Tarrio in July 2019.  However, Smith did not present Chauncy Reed to the grand jury for the murder and attempted murder charges.... Earlier post.


A Hinds County grand jury indicted Reed in October 2018 for aggravated assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle in March 2017.   Reed also dabbled in a little bit of drug dealing as a grand jury indicted him in May 2018 for four counts of possessing cocaine, meth, and marijuana with intent to distribute.  The indictment said he had 187 grams of cocaine.  He was also indicted for possessing a stolen firearm.  However, the Dope Boys' D.A., Robert Shuler Smith, blessed Mr. Reed.  

Smith's office remanded the aggravated assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle charges in September 2019.  Prosecutors dropped the firearms enhancement for the firearms charges as well.  Judge Adrienne Wooten sentenced Reed to serve 15 years in prison  but suspended five years and gave him credit for time served.  The drug charges are considered to be "non-violent" so Reed was probably eligible for parole after he served 25% of his sentence and paroled he was. 

The Mississippi Parole Board granted parole to Reed on August 10, 2021.  Yup.  Chauncy Reed walks the streets a free man, one of Robert Shuler Smith's special children.  

However, freedom may be fleeting for Chauncy Reed. District Attorney Jody Owens said he will present Reed's case to the January meeting of the grand jury for the May 2018 shooting and death of his brother.  


Anonymous said...

Clearly this is all because racist whites left Jackson.

Anonymous said...

now he's free to kill again...horrifying

Anonymous said...

Only in Hinds County and sad part is, it will not get any better

Anonymous said...

Its ironic that voting for someone (almost solely) based on skin color was frowned upon in years past.

But years of doing exactly that in Jackson has created a city full of inept leadership.

Now no intelligent person of ANY skin color wants the job.

Be it Judge, Mayor, DA...this is just what you get.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness for you Kingfish. If not for you I wonder if the current DA would have "found" this issue that was frankly glaring brightly for all JPD to see.

Anonymous said...

at the current rate, Jackistan is on track for 183 murders this year. Maybe Chauncy will commit one or two of those.

Anonymous said...

I can't conceive of anyone wanting to be employed by JPD. They would get more respect and a better chance of survival playing in rush hour traffic on I-55.

Anonymous said...

And Jax wonders why it can't hire police officers and the ones that are hired are caught smoking weed. It's the real 3rd world right here at home.

Anonymous said...

This is a good example why the constant propaganda about "non-violent" offenses is so harmful to our communities. Put one person in the hospital and get thrown under the jail, put hundreds in the hospital as a trafficker and we can't release you fast enough.
Sure is good to be a drug dealer these days. Used to be you actually had to pay off a DA to get a light sentence. Now you just have to be the right skin color and/or make sure you're dealing in a progressive paradise.

Anonymous said...

Liberal leaders in liberal cities dining with the devil at the loaded buffet.

Anonymous said...

Owens has 21 days or 15 business days to make good on his promise or I chalk him up as another RSS.

Anonymous said...

The officer was very brave and should be commended. He hung in there and kept fighting, please promote him. Also, he should have used a shotgun, it the best choice to win these close-up gun battles. Keep in mind, he didn't start it.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile Chowkey thinks all that needs to be done is to get all the would-be murderers to swing by the new credible messenger clubhouse to receive some more pablum and endless rhetoric.

Anonymous said...

Both Mayor and Chief Davis should be gone. Davis should stand up for JPD officers instead of butt kissing the Mayor. Former Chief Robert Johnson fought for his officers but also corrected them appropriately when they needed guidance. This is why Johnson was respected!

Anonymous said...

If Davis would write a resignation letter (with copy to the press) stating "I cannot continue working for an administration that has no respect for law and order, does not support it's police department and has turned our city over to the lawless element"...he could walk out the door and have six other offers of employment at higher pay by the end of the month.

Is he that attached to Chokwe (and a job he's not allowed to do) that he has no balls?

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