Four Teens Face Felony Charges in Madison County

The Clarion Ledger is reporting that four Madison County teens are facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges for damaging Annandale golf course and for breaking into cars in several area neighborhoods.  The teens were arrested Thursday during a traffic stop, and are facing 10 counts of assorted felonies and misdemeanors, including auto burglary, malicious mischief, grand larceny and petit larceny.

Police believe that these young men were going into cars left unlocked in driveways, and taking items such as iPods, GPS devices, cell phones and other valuables.  They are also suspected of general mischief on Annandale’s golf course.  Bond is set at $152,000.00 each.

My advice for these young men is to get a lawyer involved now.  The bond is substantial, and it should be worth it to attempt to get it reduced.  Each alleged offense needs to be analyzed for validity.  Traffic stops are one of the most litigated areas of criminal law, and there is no shortage of law in this area.

My advice to you, general public, is to make yourself a “hard target.”  Leaving things unlocked should be a crime in and of itself.  It is not necessary to booby-trap your possessions each night, but why make it so easy?

If you or a family member have been arrested, or are under investigation in the state of Mississippi and you need help, give me a call at 601-991-1099. If you live outside of Jackson, Mississippi, call my Toll-Free Line at 866-991-1555.

Or you can e-mail me at clarence@guthriefirm.com.