- Special Sections
The following orders were given Friday during the last day of the April Clay County Circuit Court term:
â€¢ Marquis Terrel Stewart withdrew his not guilty plea and pled guilty to the charge of armed robbery. Stewart is charged with stealing $700.00 from Pizza Hut around April 21, 1999 by putting Joyce Ann Everson at gunpoint. Stewart was ordered to serve 25 years with the Mississippi Department of Corrections with 10 years suspended. In addition to the 15 year term Stewart will serve, he will also be placed on five years of post release supervision after release from confinement. He was ordered to pay restitution of $2,200.
â€¢ Victor Harris pled not guilty to two counts of aggravated assault and shooting into a dwelling. Harris is accused of shooting John Wesley Harris around Sept. 1, 2010 and shooting Jasmine Davis around the same time. He is also accused of shooting into a home occupied by Theotric Donald around Sept. 1, 2010. Harris is remanded to the custody of the Clay County Sheriff's Department unless a $40,000 bond is posted. His trial is set for July 25.
â€¢ Derek Mingo pled not guilty to stealing a cell phone around Oct. 14, 2010 from Breland Forest, who told officers with the West Point Police Department that Mingo and other men beat him while he was walking along Fifth Street in West Point and stole his phone. Mingo is remanded to the custody of the sheriff unless a $10,000 bond is posted. Mingo's trial is set for July 27.
â€¢ Janet Ewing pled not guilty to food stamp fraud and is remanded to the custody of the sheriff unless a $5,000 bond is posted. Ewing's trial is set for July 20.