Thursday, September 15, 2022

30 Years for M Bar Killer

 Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens issued the following statement. 

(Jackson, MS) On September 15, 2022, Hinds County District Attorney Jody E. Owens, II, announced that 24-year-old Javarius Dajion Stewart pled guilty to multiple felony counts occurring from an incident that took place at 6340 Ridgewood Court Drive in July of 2020, he also entered a guilty plea for assault he committed on a Clinton police officer.

Stewart plead to second degree murder of Mantrell Cortez Shelby. In addition, he plead to four counts of aggravated assault for the shooting of four individuals while in the same location. Stewart also entered pleas for crimes committed in Clinton prior to the murder of Shelby for aggravated assault of a Law Enforcement Officer and possession of stolen property.

Hinds County Circuit Judge E. Faye Peterson sentenced Stewart to 40 years with 30 to serve for the murder of Shelby, and he was sentenced to 15 years to serve on each count of aggravated assault. Judge Peterson sentenced him to 10 years for attempting to run over a Clinton police officer. The time will run concurrently. District Attorney Jody Owens said, “Stewart will be held accountable for his cowardly actions behind bars for the next 40 years as the Shelby family continues to grieve the absence of their loved one.”


Kingfish note: JJ reported on July 4, 2020: 

On July 4, 2020 at approx. 0107 hours, Hinds County Deputies investigated a shooting that occurred at the M-Bar Club, 6340 Ridgewood Ct. During the preliminary investigation, it was learned that several victims had been shot following an altercation that occurred inside of the club. One of the victims, later identified as Cortez Shelby-41, sustained a single gunshot wound to the neck and was pronounced deceased on scene. Three other victims, a female and two males were also shot and transported to UMMC for medical treatment. Their injuries are not life threatening.... Earlier post.
Unfortunately, Stewart was out on bond when he killed Shelby: 

A Hinds County grand jury indicted Stewart in December for aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.   He rammed a Clinton police car and then rammed a civilian vehicle during a pursuit.  He was also indicted for receiving stolen property and felony fleeing.  The Judge (unknown) released him on his own recognizance.
Stewart will serve day for day on this sentence. 


Anonymous said...

And it took over 2 years to prepare this case. It seemed pretty cut and dried to me, but of course, I don’t get paid by the hour like public defenders or private lawyers do.

Anonymous said...

The release of low-life violent accused felons on their OR is happening in the majority of the larger BLUE cities, with similar results. The common denominator is SOROS is funding the campaigns of the DAs in most of those cities.

Wake up America!

Anonymous said...

Shut M Bar down

Anonymous said...

Dear moron. Hinds county has a public defenders office paid a salary, not hourly. Just like the DAs office. Keep typing brilliant

Anonymous said...

What makes it even worse, Cortez "Man Man" Shelby wasn't even the intended target. He was an Office Assistant with the Division of Medicaid. The people in the agency took his death really hard. He was a good person. Just went out to have a beverage after work. Glad his killer was brought to justice.

Anonymous said...

Jody Owens is underrated. He actually goes after criminals. Soros made a poor investment and I couldn’t be happier about it

Anonymous said...

Why is this murderer going to be able to get out and terrorize again when he took a life?

Anonymous said...

under the prior DA this person would have walked out the door..

Anonymous said...

This is a very sad story.

I was actually reading this post as I was watching the interview on WLBT tonight with the MBar owner who discussed the water crisis and how it has affected his business. He was wearing a shirt with the “A3 consultant” logo….. curious if his A3 consultant firm has been hired to help the City of Jackson in anyway?

Anonymous said...

Everyone who pops off about how it “took two years” hasn’t been paying attention. Owens inherited an office that, under the prior administration, was prosecuting cases literally from 5-6 years prior. I was sitting in court in 2018, waiting for a recess to get a dismissal signed for a civil matter, and realized i was watching 2013 case.

The fact that he has moved so many cases through, clearing a huge back log, id huge for jackson. I am impressed to see two year old cases. I pray he sticks around for another term and we’ll see same year cases and no back log.

Anonymous said...

6:36, I believe you have to wait your turn. THATS ONE OF THE PROBLEMS WITH OUR SYSTEM. We're re trying these guys over and over. The liberal judges are literally killing us.

Anonymous said...

30 years is a light sentence for all those crimes. Justice requires Life in prison.

Anonymous said...

.."It's the dismal tide.."

Anonymous said...

Total of 65 years is 65 years. Total running concurrent (30 years) is BS.

Anonymous said...

The judges allow way too many delays, too. I can understand why an obviously guilty defendant would rather stay in Raymond than go to Parchman but the judges shouldn’t let them purposefully drag things out.

10:38, I’ve made similar comments about Jody Owen’s performance in the past, but a lot of us lost trust in him when he prosecuted Officer Anthony Fox and got him convicted. That anti-police mindset is exactly what Soros wants and it’s the LAST thing Jackson needs. The remaining officers have it hard enough without having to worry if they’ll be criminally prosecuted for trying to do their job. I’m amazed anyone would put their own life on the line for such low pay and poor support but many feel called to serve. God bless them.

Anonymous said...

Are all of these apologists also employees at the Jackson water plants?

Anonymous said...

Jody Owens is a good lawyer dealing with a broken criminal justice system. We are fortunate to have him.

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