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Posted on: June 14, 2023

DARRELL RAY MORRIS- Found Guilty of Aggravated Stalking, Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon

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On January 20, 2023, Darrell Ray Morris, 43, of Vancleave, Mississippi was convicted of Aggravated Stalking, Possession of Weapon by Convicted Felon, Attempted Kidnapping, and Domestic Violence 4th Offense, in the...

On January 20, 2023, Darrell Ray Morris, 43, of Vancleave, Mississippi was convicted of Aggravated Stalking, Possession of Weapon by Convicted Felon, Attempted Kidnapping, and Domestic Violence 4th Offense, in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Mississippi, before Judge Kathy King Jackson.   

The Defendant was arrested by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department after investigators determined Morris attempted to kidnap his ex-wife while using a firearm on September 9, 2020.  Morris was arrested by the Sheriff’s Department after a four-hour standoff with law enforcement. Morris was sentenced to the maximum term of imprisonment for each charge and will serve a total of thirty (30) years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.  

District Attorney Angel Myers McIlrath stated, “In addition to be being a harrowing experience for the victims, domestic violence matters are some of the most dangerous calls for law enforcement to answer.  I’m thankful we were able to get justice for this victim and that she is thriving in life.  There is help and hope for victims of domestic violence.  If you are in an abusive relationship, I encourage you to call the Gulf Coast Center for Non-Violence Crisis Line 1-800-800-1396.” 

Assistant District Attorney Bill Barrett stated, “I’d like to thank the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the Emergency Services Unit, and the Criminal Investigations Division for their efforts in investigating this case and taking Darrell Morris into custody after he terrorized his ex-wife. We cannot tolerate domestic violence in our community.”  

This case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Bill Barrett. 

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