Friday, September 9, 2022

Apartment Murder

Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones issued the following statement. 

On Friday, September 9, 2022 at approx. 12:33 PM, a HCSO deputy working an off-duty security detail at 100 Rebelwood Dr., Pine Ridge Gardens Apartments, made contact with a witness that observed a shooting occur in the apartment complex. According to the witness, a black male driving a white Jeep Renegade fired at least a single gunshot from the vehicle striking a black male, later identified as Michael James Stevens-42. 

Stevens was transported to Merit Health (CMMC) by private vehicle where he was pronounced deceased upon arrival from at least a single gunshot wound to the upper torso. The deputy was able to locate the abandoned white Jeep in a nearby area. Further investigation led deputies to the 2700 block of Glenn St. where they were able to detain the suspect, later identified as Denario Nolan-24. Deputies also recovered a stolen .9mm pistol that was believed to be used in the incident. 

The motive for this shooting is unknown and it’s believed that the victim and suspect knew one another. Nolan faces charges of murder and poss. of a stolen weapon. This investigation is ongoing.


Anonymous said...

".9mm" that's a pretty small round.

Anonymous said...

But...Gun Laws. Or something.

Unknown said...

What # are we on this year. WLBT isn't tracking Homicides like they were in '20 and '21. I suspect they're compromised.

Anonymous said...

I think this is 89 or 90.

Anonymous said...

@5:34 PM,

I’ve noticed the same thing. None of the TV stations are reporting the YTD total any more. I’m thinking the total to date is approaching 100.

Anonymous said...

5:08 a 9mm is the same as a .357 diameter-wise. Not that small.

Anonymous said...

9:13, you obviously didn’t catch the period in front of the 9. Yes, 9mm is similar to .357”. But the news release writer doesn’t know the difference between a caliber measurement and a metric measurement. 0.9mm would be tiny.

Anonymous said...

21. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with a “4.”

Anonymous said...

After a while everyone in Jackson will be dead except the Mayor, DA and the Circuit Court Judges. I guess then they will die drinking the water.

Anonymous said...

And yesterday as I was high tailing it out of Jackson to get away from the trash crime dirty water etc…. , a Jackson city cop pulls me over for going 70 in a 60 on the interstate. I laughed and said dude you just trying to stay alive by spending your day pulling over old white dudes in a pickup. The ticket sets me back financially about as bad as upsizing to a biggee meal. Sad part is he needed to be patrolling in the area of the low income apartments and ho hotels.

Paul Adams said...

According to the WLBT crime stats [1]:

2018: 84 murders
2019: 83 murders
2020: 128 murders
2021: 153 murders
2022: 82 murders thus far in Jackson this year.

2022 is running below 2020 and 2021's rate of murders, but as you can see, 2022 is running above 2018 and 2019's rate of murders. A linear rate of increase says that we will reach 118 murders this year. However, there were only three murders in the last month or so. We may be closer to 95 murders by the year's end.

No matter what number of murders that Jackson has by the end of the year, it is still bad for the victims and their families.


Anonymous said...

" 2022 is running below 2020 and 2021's rate of murders, but as you can see, 2022 is running above 2018 and 2019's rate of murders."

Well 10:31 AM, you're leaving out one key fact.
Your stats are only about officially reported murders.

Paul Adams said...

Additional data on murders in Jackson, MS by year. As you can see, there is some data that I do not have access to. If you know how to get the rest of the data, I would appreciate knowing.

1993: 92 murders (Dale Danks)
1994: 91 murders (Danks)
1995: 84 murders (Danks)
2006: 40 murders (Melton)
2007: 46 murders (Melton)
2008: 63 murders (Melton)
2009: 37 murders (Melton/Harvey Johnson)
2010: 41 murders (Johnson)
2011: 52 murders (Johnson)
2012: 63 murders (Johnson)
2013: 50 murders (Lumumba Sr.)
2014: 61 murders (Tony Yarber)
2015: 53 murders (Yarber)
2016: 69 murders (Yarber)
2017: 64 murders (Yarber/Chokwe Antar Lumumba)
2018: 84 murders (Lumumba)
2019: 83 murders (Lumumba)
2020: 128 murders (Lumumba)
2021: 153 murders (Lumumba)
2022: 82 murders and counting... (Lumumba)

The murder rate for Dale Danks was 46.8 murders per 100K population.
The murder rate for Chokwe Antar Lumumba Jr. is 99.5 murders per 100K population.

The reason for the difference is that Jackson had a larger population under Mayor Dale Danks.

If you see anything that needs correction, let me know.

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure Jackson (commander man) quit reporting true crime stats back in 2019. The city doesn’t respond to public document requests and they skew the reporting IF they get around to it (downgrade robberies/violent crimes etc). And before anybody goes and says “they’re required to..” umm. Have you seen the water situation and it’s “secrecy?” The leftover $2m not spent in police funding since 2019 that nobody has bothered to follow up on except KF mentioned it a few months ago. . Not to mention how the big ass super de duper blue light camera system that ties into the new central command system is utterly useless bc the city won’t complete the job. Annnnnnd the courts that don’t keep caught criminals in jail bc they’re following a crap agenda.

Anonymous said...


The wlbt homicide page says 92 but I am certain the are at least 3 behind. I wish they identified each one, even if just by date and location, so it would be easier to verify the data.

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