Circuit Court term includes murder case

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

WALTHALL — Cases set for the June term of Webster County Circuit Court include that of a man indicted in a double shooting that resulted in one death.

Gerry Bernard Robinson, 44, of Kilmichael is charged with murder and aggravated assault. He is accused of shooting Carl Davis Patterson and in the leg and pelvic area, and Antoinette Gill Roby in the chest with a 9mm handgun.

The shooting occurred Sept. 13 outside a house at 400 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Patterson, 55, died Sept. 25 while hospitalized in Jackson and Gill, then 46, was treated at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Police said she was Robinson’s ex-girlfriend.

Robinson was arrested early Sept. 14 at the hospital in Winona, where he was being treated for a gunshot wound to his foot. He was indicted Dec. 13 and arraigned Dec. 20, when Robinson pleaded not guilty to each count. He is being held in the Choctaw County Jail on a $100,000 bond, according to court records.

The next term of Circuit Court begins June 18 with Circuit Judge Joey Loper presiding. A listing of other defendants and their trial dates as set on the docket for the upcoming court term follow; a plea date has been set for next Wednesday.

Unless otherwise noted, all were indicted by the grand jury that was recalled May 22 and pleaded not guilty during arraignments before Loper on May 29. Information was obtained from public records in the circuit clerk’s office:

June 18 • Marion L. Hill, 31, of 7816 Smith Road, Mantee: possession of cocaine; $5,000 bond. Hill, who has not yet been arraigned, is accused of having cocaine on Dec. 2 while on Hall Road. • State inmate Douglas Smith, 24,: grand larceny. He and co-defendant Marlin Davis Randle, 26, of 1195 Cummings Road were indicted and arraigned in January. They are accused of taking about 200 feet of electrical wire from Weathers Construction Co. while located at East Webster High’s Wood College campus in Mathiston last July 4. Smith is serving a five –year sentence at the Mississippi State Penitentiary for a grand larceny conviction in Choctaw County. • Thomas Adam Hyde, 25, of 19965 Hwy. 82, Maben: grand larceny. He was indicted and arraigned in January. Hyde is charged with taking a purse containing $3,600 cash from Glenda Ballard in the parking lot of Dollar General Store in Mathiston on Sept. 30. • Rosie B. Jones, 53, of Mathiston: fraud in connection with state or federally funded assistance programs (food stamp fraud); $5,000 bond. She is accused of failing to report that her husband was living in the household and receiving income from employment while she obtained benefits or services from the Webster County Department of Human Services between January 2009 and July 2011. • Christie Latham Mullen, aka Christi Cross, 43, of 3913 Hwy. 82, Stewart: felony DUI; $15,000 bond. She is charged with driving under the influence on Aug. 26 on Greensboro Road, having had at least two other DUI convictions since September 2010. • Vernando Ashunti Washington, 21, of Tchula: possession of more than 250 grams but less than 500 grams of marijuana; $30,000. He is charged with possessing the marijuana on March 19, 2011, on U.S. 82 in Mathiston.

June 19 • Jason Wesley Allred, 35: two counts of sexual battery of a child under 14 years; $100,000 bond. He was indicted May 24, 2011, and was arraigned and pleaded not guilty on Jan. 6. Court records show he was extradited from Texas and incarcerated at the Webster County Jail. Allred is accused of committing the offenses against a female between June 2006 and June 2009. The Progress-Times does not identify reported victims of sexually oriented crimes. • BreUna Rashae Redd, 20, of 371 Westwood Drive: simple assault of a law enforcement officer; $5,000 bond. She is accused of striking Sgt. Donald Card of the Eupora Police Department in the face with her hand and spraying him in the face with pepper spray at Westwood Park on Feb. 8. • Casey Alexander Dean, 19, of Tomnolen: sale of 30 grams or less of marijuana; $5,000 bond. He is accused of selling marijuana on March 24, 20011. • State inmate R.B. Varner, aka Samuel Varner, 22: burglary of a dwelling and possession of a firearm by a felon; bond was denied. He is accused of breaking into Tami Jones’ house at 1041 Adams Ave. between Jan. 15 and 16, and of possessing a Ruger Vaquero .45-caliber Long-Colt handgun on Jan. 16, which was stolen in the burglary.

Varner’s indictment has a sentence enhancement because of previous convictions in Montgomery County of burglary of a building (five years) and in Webster County of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (six months). He is incarnated at the county jail.

June 21 • Charles Erwin, 52, of Lexington: possession of cocaine. He was indicted Jan. 9 but has not yet been arraigned. Erwin is accused of having cocaine on July 22 in Mathiston.

June 25 • Kody Blake Hamilton, 23, of Duck Hill: felony DUI; $5,835 bond. Eupora police arrested Hamilton Nov. 26 at highways 82 and 9. He has previous DUI convictions in Grenada and Sunflower County.

June 26 • Robert L. Watson, 74, of 3420 MS Hwy. 9: two counts of touching a child for lustful purposes; $25,000 bond. He is accused of committing the offenses against two different females under the age of 16. The indictment alleges that one of the offenses occurred between May 1996 and May 1998, and the other between May 2010 and August 2011. • Jarvis J. Pittman, 29, of 3450 Old Walthall Road: sale of less than 1 kilogram but more than 30 grams of marijuana; $50,000 bond. Pittman, who was arrested Dec. 2, is accused of selling 53 grams of marijuana to a confidential informant of the MBN on April 19, 2011, while on Phillips Street.

He is charged as a second and subsequent offender because of a previous drug-related offense, for which he could get twice the maximum prison sentence if convicted of the new offense. Pittman received a three-year sentence in June 2004 for transfer of marijuana.

June 27 • Cassius Lee Bell, 40, of 6149 Reform-Sturgis Road, Ackerman: possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; $5,000 bond. He is accused of having a 9mm pistol while at the Gifford Street basketball court on April 18 after having been convicted in Rogers County, Okla., of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

The court docket also includes 11 appeal cases of misdemeanor convictions from lower courts set for June 25.