Sumrall & Welch, PLLC Criminal Defense Case Results

Not guilty on 1st Degree Murder in Madison County

Guy Wesley Creel was indicted for 1st Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon in November of 2018. His case was tried over March 9-10 in Canton. After 2 hours of deliberation, Creel was convicted of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon but acquitted as to 1st Degree and 2nd Degree Murder. He was defended by Sumrall & Welch with Toby Welch lead trial counsel.

Directed Verdict in Pike County

Willie Roberts was indicted in May of 2019 by a Pike County Grand Jury for DUI 4th. His trial was held on January 10, 2020. After approximately 20 minutes of testimony, the Court granted his Directed Verdict. His trial counsel was Toby Welch.

Not guilty in Pike County

A Pike County Grand Jury indicted Arlaundris Jones in May of 2019 for Armed Robbery. He was defended by Sumrall & Welch. The trial was held on January 8-9, 2020. After approximately 45 minutes of deliberation, the jury acquited Jones of Armed Robbery. Toby Welch was his trial counsel.

Not Guilty in Rankin County

Paul Lee Phillips was indicted in October of 2018 for Felonious Child Abuse in Rankin County, Mississippi. A trial was held on June 4, 2019, where a jury deliberated for less than an hour finding Mr. Phillips not guilty. Phillips was defended by Sumrall & Welch.

Another victory in Hinds County

Quantas Turner was indicted as a 99-19-83 habitual offender for aggravated assault on July 25, 2018. He was represented by Sumrall & Welch, and was found not guilty by a Hinds County jury on May 7, 2019.

Two victories in Pike County

On June 8, 2018, Circuit Judge Michael Taylor granted a Motion to Dismiss for Double Jeopardy in State v. William Martin. On the same day, Judge Taylor granted Jahadd Allen’s Motion for New Trial. Allen had been convicted of four counts of Armed Robbery, but due to discovery violations, the Court granted Allen a new trial.