LAMPTON L. ROBINSON A/K/A LAMPTON ROBINSON APPELLANT
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI APPELLEE
OF JUDGMENT: 02/16/2018
FROM WHICH APPEALED: AMITE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT TRIAL JUDGE:
HON. FORREST A. JOHNSON JR.
ATTORNEY FOR APPELLANT: WALTER FRED BEESLEY
ATTORNEY FOR APPELLEE: OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BY:
KAYLYN HAVRILLA MCCLINTON
DISTRICT ATTORNEY: RONNIE LEE HARPER
CARLTON, P.J., GREENLEE AND McCARTY, JJ.
Lampton Robinson was convicted of possession of a weapon by a
felon and sentenced to serve three years in the custody of
the Mississippi Department of Corrections. On appeal,
Robinson argues that the trial court erred in denying his
circumstantial-evidence jury instruction. We find no error
Early one morning, Sasha Robinson, Lampton's sister,
attempted to enter the home where her brother and their
cousin had been living. Sasha and her boyfriend, Kevin White,
were living in a camper next to Lampton's house. The door
was locked, so Sasha approached her cousin's window.
Sasha testified that Lampton opened the door and was holding
a small, black gun. Sasha asked for the gun, but Lampton
continued to wave the gun around before firing it once in the
Hearing the shot, Kevin exited the camper. Lampton then fired
three or four shots toward him. Kevin retrieved his shotgun
from the camper, loaded it, and fired back at Lampton four or
five times. Both Sasha and Kevin testified that because of
ample lighting in the area, they could clearly see Lampton
holding a gun. Kevin later turned his shotgun over to law
enforcement, but the gun Lampton used was never recovered.
Investigator Danny Meaux of the Amite County Sheriff's
Department testified that he found four shells from a .380
caliber gun in the area where Lampton had been standing when
he fired the gun at Kevin. Investigator Meaux also found
shotgun shells in a fire pit nearby.
Jonathan Charleston, Lampton and Sasha's cousin,
testified for Lampton. Jonathan was living with Lampton at
the time. He testified that he was awoken by the first shot.
When he went outside, Jonathan saw Lampton running away while
Kevin was shooting at him. Jonathan said that he did not see
Lampton with a gun, nor had he ever seen Lampton with a gun
in the three years they had lived together. Jonathan further
stated that Sasha told him to collect the shotgun shells and
place them in the fire pit.
Lampton testified in his own defense. He stated that he did
not own a gun and did not have one in his possession that
night. Lampton testified that he and Kevin were yelling at
each other when Kevin grabbed his shotgun and began ...