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Hinds D.A. praises JPD after multiple indictments

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

There is mutual admiration between the Jackson Police Department and the Hinds County District Attorney's office. They are patting each other on the back for getting some bad guys off the streets and under indictment, quickly.

Off the streets of Jackson and under indictment are:

  • 17-year-old Tommie Young, junior for a June armed robbery.
  • 18-year-old Andrea Lowe and 17-year-old Diallo Devonte Vaughn for depraved heart murder of Orlando Maurice Morment.
  • 22-year-olds Vincent Smith and Jared Terry charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, aggravated assault, armed robbery and auto theft at this home on St. Andrews Drive in Jackson.

"As soon as these individuals were arrested, these individuals were incarcerated and the crime decreased significantly," said Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith.

Smith pointed to what he called some excellent police work.

Assistant JPD Police chief Lee Vance said,

"Our methods obviously are evolving in a positive way to get these individuals indicted is a huge step," said Jackson Assistant Police Chief Lee Vance. "Kudos again to the D.A. and his staff for doing that and I think this is big progress for the City of Jackson."

"With the intelligence and the collaboration between Jackson Police Department and Hinds County District Attorney's office, there was a significant reduction in crime," added Smith.
Jackson Police Chief Lindsey Horton continued,

"So, the relationship we have between the District Attorney's office is great," added Jackson Police Chief Lindsey Horton. "I look at the prospect of enhancing that with all resources that we have at the Jackson Police Department."

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