Jackson Resident Going to Prison for Abuse of Vulnerable Person

July 1, 2014

A Jackson resident is going to prison for felony abuse of a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Joshua Mitchell, 23, of Jackson, pled guilty to felony abuse of a vulnerable person Monday in front of Judge William E. Chapman in Rankin County Circuit Court.  As a result, Judge Chapman sentenced Mitchell to 10 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, five years suspended, five to serve followed by five years of supervised probation.  Mitchell was also ordered to pay $1,000 to the Mississippi Crime Victim Compensation Fund and court costs of $931.50.

Mitchell admitted in court to striking the victim, a patient at Hudspeth Regional Center in Whitfield, on the jaw resulting in a fracture of the victims’ jaw.

“It’s always a good day when we can bring about some justice for victims and their families,” said Attorney General Hood.  “We are working hard every day to protect all our residents, but especially our most vulnerable.”

This case was investigated and prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

 

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