District Attorney Secures Conviction in Largest Public Corruption Scandal in State History
Hinds County District Attorney, Jody E. Owens, II, announced on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 that John Davis, the former Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, pled guilty to five (5) counts of Conspiracy and thirteen (13) counts of Fraud against the Government. “While this case is far from over, John Davis’s guilty…
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DA Owens Speaks at GJCP Public Safey Forum
On August 30, 2023, DA Owens joined Sheriff Tyree Jones, Chief Joseph Wade (JPD), and Chief Bo Lucky (OCP) at the Capri Theatre for the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership (GJCP) Partners in Public Safety Forum. Learn more about CJCP by visiting: Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership – Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership Mississippi (greaterjacksonms.com)
DA Responds to AG’s Support of Convicted Defendant
On July 12, 2023, the Office of the Hinds County District Attorney issued the following statement in response to the Attorney General’s filing in Fox v. State, No. 2022-KA-00988-COA.
DA Owens Releases Statement Opposing House Bill 1020
DA Owens Holds Year-in-Review Press Conference
On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, DA Jody Owens held an end of year press conference to discuss the office’s successes in 2022, and the anticipated challenges to come in 2023. Watch the press conference and follow the coverage below. Year in Review: Comparing the Numbers Grand Jury Action: 2,067 Counts Presented When the police or…
Hinds County Election Commissioner Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement
(Jackson, MS) Hinds County District Attorney Jody E. Owens, II, announced that Hinds County Election Commissioner Toni Johnson pled guilty today to two counts of Embezzlement by a Public Official in violation of Mississippi Code Annotated § 97-11-25 and one count of making False Representations to Defraud the Government in violation of Mississippi Code Annotated…
A Message from DA Owens
Yesterday, as I drove home after qualifying to run for reelection as Hinds County District Attorney, my son sent me a text message letting me know to take an alternate route home due to a shooting on the route I usually take. A 15-year-old named was shot and killed. It is extremely disheartening that Jackson’s…
Hinds County District Attorney’s Office Year in Review
This was a busy year for District Attorney Jody Owens and his team at the Hinds County District Attorney’s Office. As the graphs below reflect, compared to 2021, 2022 saw: 15% more criminal felony cases resolved; 33% more guilty pleas; 3% more cases resolved in pretrial diversion; and, 16% more cases resolved through trials, pleas,…
DA Owens Addresses Legislative Committee
On October 10, 2022, District Attorney Jody Owens addressed House Judiciary B on the status of the criminal justice system in Hinds County and the smart innovative ways he is working to address crime in the capitol city.
Merry Christmas from DA Owens and His Staff!
District Attorney Jody Owens and his staff spread holiday cheer this Christmas with DA Owens’ Annual Toy Drive to benefit local children. Beneficiaries included Children’s of Mississippi Hospital, Matt’s House Shelter for Women & Children, and the families of crime victim’s in Hinds County. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!