When a relationship ends, it can be difficult to move on. Some take breakups better than others, while certain individuals never truly recover from heartbreak. Whatever happens, it is important not to let your emotions get the better of you. If you find yourself stalking your ex and harassing them, you could face serious legal consequences. The old saying “all’s fair in love and war” definitely does not apply in terms of Mississippi law.
If you are facing charges for harassment, stalking (including cyberstalking), violating a protection order, or any other crime associated with your ex-partner, you should get in touch with a qualified, experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Our legal professionals can help you avoid consequences for these crimes, and we can help you choose an effective defense strategy. Book your consultation now for best results.
Man Kidnaps Ex-Girlfriend and Her New Boyfriend After Shooting at Her
One of the most stunning examples of a bad breakup was reported on April 8th by the Department of Justice. According to the authorities, this individual first drove to his ex-girlfriend’s residence in DeSoto County, Mississippi. He then proceeded to raise an AK-47 rifle and fire multiple shots through the window, hitting four of the seven people congregating in the living room. One of the victims had to have his leg amputated due to the shooting. The victims could not see who was shooting at them, and the ex-boyfriend was able to get away.
About 18 months later in 2018, this same man kidnapped his ex-girlfriend, her five-year-old daughter, and her new boyfriend at gunpoint. He then forced them all into a car and told his ex-girlfriend to drive to a nearby location, where he retrieved his AK-47. He then told her to drive back to her apartment and lock the five-year-old in the apartment. Finally, he forced her to drive to a house in Marshall County, Mississippi. Informing them both that he was about to execute them, he put them down on their knees and fired three gunshots past their heads.
An argument then broke out, and the ex-boyfriend put them both back into the vehicle. He attempted to drive the victims to another location, at which point officers were able to intercept the car and arrest the defendant. Police also found the AK-47 and determined that it was the same weapon used to shoot at the residence 18 months earlier.
The defendant now faces four counts of kidnapping, one count of interstate stalking, and one count of using a firearm to commit interstate stalking. He faces life in prison and has no chance of parole.
Enlist the Help of a Qualified Attorney Today
If you have been searching for an experienced criminal defense attorney in Mississippi, look no further than Vic Carmody Jr., P.A. Over the years, we have helped numerous defendants strive for the best possible results. We know that a breakup can cause you to do all kinds of crazy things, but you should not face unnecessarily harsh penalties for these crimes. Book your consultation today, and we can get started on an effective defense strategy right away.