Justin GraftonChief InvestigatorJustin F. Grafton first began serving his country by enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. He completed seven years in the Marine Corps with one combat tour to Iraq. Justin continued his service to his community and has over eight years of law enforcement experience. He graduated as the top graduate in his law enforcement class and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He also earned a Master’s Degree in criminal justice from William Carey University in 2018. Justin has worked for the D’Iberville Police Department and most recently with the Moss Point Police Department Criminal Investigations Division.
Michael "Randall" HarperInvestigator
Michael “Randall” Harper graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Mississippi in 2005. After college, Randall worked for the Sergeant at Arms Office in Washington D.C. In 2009, Randall began his career in law enforcement with the Pascagoula Police Department. Randall worked in the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division and was a member of the SWAT team. Randall was later assigned to the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. During this time, he transferred to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department where he was promoted to Sergeant and continued with the FBI until January 2021.
Nickolas CrockerInvestigatorNickolas C. Crocker served in the Mississippi Army National Guard for six years. He completed a combat tour in Iraq in 2007. In 2010 he attended the Southern Regional Public Safety Institute as a self-sponsor, where he graduated at the top of his class. He began working as a police officer at the Gautier Police Department after he graduated. There he reached the position of Sergeant of the Criminal Investigations Division. In 2017, he transferred to the Biloxi Police Department. During his career, Nick has received training in criminal investigation techniques, search warrants, forensic photography, hostage negotiations, and evidence collection and management.
Wesley HallInvestigatorWesley Hall began his law enforcement career in 1998 as an Explorer with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. During that time, Wesley was employed by the Biloxi Police Department to work in undercover operations targeting the sale of tobacco and alcohol to minors. In 2004, he began working for the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department as a Community Service Officer (CSO) for the purpose of promoting a good working relationship between the community and law enforcement. In 2006, Wesley graduated the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy (MLEOTA) and began working for the Ocean Springs Police Department. During his tenure with the Department he held several positions which included Patrol Officer, Traffic Officer, Criminal Investigator, State Narcotics Agent (NTF) and as a Federal Task Force Agent (DEA). Throughout his career, Wesley has had extensive training in many areas of law enforcement, including Interview and Interrogation Techniques, Homicide, Narcotics, Leadership and management. In 2015, Wesley graduated the Task Force Officer coarse for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Quantico, VA. Prior to coming to the District Attorneys’ Office, Wesley worked as a Sergeant for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Campus Police.