DAHNE JONES A/K/A DAHNE C. JONES A/K/A DAHNE CHRISTOPHER JONES APPELLANT
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI APPELLEE
OF JUDGMENT: 06/14/2017
FROM WHICH APPEALED: JACKSON COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT, TRIAL
JUDGE: HON. KATHY KING JACKSON
ATTORNEY FOR APPELLANT: DAHNE JONES (PRO SE)
ATTORNEY FOR APPELLEE: OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BY:
JEFFREY A. KLINGFUSS
LEE, C.J., FAIR AND WILSON, JJ.
In this appeal, we must determine if Dahne Jones's
postrelease supervision (PRS) was properly revoked. Finding
no error, we affirm.
In 2001, Jones pleaded guilty to robbery. The Jackson County
Circuit Court sentenced him to ten years in the custody of
the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), with four
years to serve and six years of PRS. In July 2004, Jones was
released on PRS. In April 2005, a show-cause order was issued
summoning Jones to appear in court regarding his failure to
pay fines, court costs, and restitution as previously
ordered. Jones did not appear, and a bench warrant was issued
in May 2005 stating that Jones was in contempt of court.
On August 15, 2005, an MDOC corrections officer submitted an
affidavit detailing nine PRS violations committed by Jones,
including two positive drug tests, failure to report, and
failure to pay fines. That same day, the trial court issued
an arrest warrant for Jones based upon these violations.
Jones was not apprehended at that time for reasons unknown.
Over the next two years, Jones committed several crimes in
Alabama. Ultimately, he was sentenced to a lengthy prison
term for these crimes. After being released on parole in
Alabama on August 2, 2016, the MDOC brought Jones to
Mississippi based upon the 2005 arrest warrant.
Jones received a waiver of his right to a preliminary
revocation hearing, but he refused to sign the waiver. The
waiver listed all nine of Jones's PRS violations. Jones
also received notice from the MDOC regarding a
probation-revocation hearing scheduled for August 31, 2016.
Jones refused to sign that he received the letter.
During the revocation hearing, two parole officers testified
regarding Jones's PRS violations. Based upon the evidence
presented, the trial court revoked Jones's PRS and
ordered him to serve the remainder of his sentence.
Jones filed a motion for postconviction relief (PCR), which
the trial court denied. He now appeals, asserting the
following issues that we have condensed for clarity: (1) the
trial court did not have jurisdiction to revoke his PRS; (2)
he did not receive notice of his PRS violations; (3) he was
denied a preliminary revocation hearing; (4) his counsel ...