Thursday, May 12, 2022

Eight Shot at Mudbug Festival

An affidavit reports eight people were shot at the Mudbug Festival as law enforcement officers heroically stopped a shootout from becoming deadly.  The affidavit was submitted during a bond hearing for alleged shooter Calvin Berry, Jr.  

Over 100 rounds were fired during a shootout between two groups in the parking lot behind the Mississippi Trademart during the festival on April 30.  A law enforcement officer killed one of the shooters while Hinds County deputies arrested Berry and Leedrick Trim.   

Berry was charged with murder (felony murder rule) and aggravated assault.  Hinds County Court Judge Johnny McDaniels denied bond for Berry and bound him over to the grand jury.  

The affidavit states: 

Trim is charged with four counts of aggravated assault.  Berry is a new member of the Hinds County Catch & Release program.  JJ reported on May 2: 

The first indictment took place in December 2020.  A Hinds County grand jury indicted him for three counts of armed robbery and one count of auto theft.  Bond was set at $90,000 but he submitted a request for a mental evaluation, a tactic designed to prolong the prosecution for a few years.  The case has been repeatedly continued.  

A grand jury served up another batch of indictments against Berry for armed robbery and carjacking in August 2021. The case was continued in February.  Believe it or not, Berry was arrested again for armed robbery in July.  

The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Faye Peterson.  It is Faye Peterson who keeps lowering his bond to where he can get out of jail.  

Circuit Judge Faye Peterson revoked his bond this week. 



Anonymous said...

Over a hundred rounds fired and only eight people were hit? Thank goodness they were terrible shots or people could have been hurt!

Anonymous said...

Last weekend in Baton Rouge there was a Crawfish Festival, Art Festival, an outing at the Zoo with bands and not one person was shot or a gun even pulled at any of those events. Don’t get me wrong there was interstate drag racing and car stunts at major intersection throughout the city on Friday and Saturday nights. No shooting at them either.

Anonymous said...

NE Jackson resident here. I support Andy gibson wanting to open the armory on fairgrounds as a central command center. The damn a$$ mayor won’t like it but hey if you can’t handle your own city then others must step in. Grow up ludumba

Anonymous said...

Amazing work by Undersheriff White, Lt. Paymon, and Deputy Evans.

Anonymous said...

It is the same thugs doing the killing, and they keep getting released. They are known in the community and by law enforcement. Has "Public Safety" and "To Protect and Serve" been forgotten by the prosecutors and judges?

Anonymous said...

The cowboy's new fairgrounds command center is virtue signalling. It's boots on the ground that are needed, not an office for the brass to hang out at and hold pressers and photo-ops.

Anonymous said...

Clint Black at Liberty Park Saturday.

Cops everywhere, huge crowd of all races and bank account sizes behaved like decent humans.

Tell me again why Jackson cant host things safely?

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