OF JUDGMENT: 06/01/2018
CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF JONES COUNTY
HON. DAL WILLIAMSON TRIAL JUDGE.
COURT ATTORNEYS: JOHN ANTHONY PIAZZA DENNIS LEE BISNETTE
ATTORNEYS FOR APPELLANT: OFFICE OF STATE PUBLIC DEFENDER BY:
GEORGE T. HOLMES PHILLIP W. BROADHEAD ANTWUNE WASHINGTON (PRO
ATTORNEY FOR APPELLEE: OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BY:
DISTRICT ATTORNEY: ANTHONY J. BUCKLEY
KITCHENS, P.J., BEAM AND ISHEE, JJ.
KITCHENS, PRESIDING JUSTICE.
Antwune Washington was indicted in the Circuit Court of the
Second Judicial District of Jones County on counts of
aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a felon.
The jury acquitted Washington of aggravated assault, but
found him guilty of felony possession of a firearm.
Washington appealed. His appellate counsel filed a brief in
accordance with Lindsey v. State, 939 So.2d 743
(Miss. 2005), certifying to this Court that, after examining
the record, no arguable issues exist.
Washington, pro se, argues that the indictment was
insufficient and that his conviction and sentence for felon
in possession of a firearm must be vacated. He complains that
his indictment was defective because it did not include the
specific statutory subsection of the offense and thereby
failed to charge an essential element of the crime.
This Court finds no arguable issues on appeal. Accordingly,
we affirm Washington's conviction.
AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
On October 1, 2016, Laurel Police Officer Kim Stewart
responded to a shooting at Shadowood Apartments in Laurel,
Mississippi. Officer Stewart testified that he saw a
"black male laying in [a] breezeway suffering from [a]
gunshot wound to the neck." The man was identified as
Eric Drummond. Officer Stewart called emergency medical
responders to assist Drummond.
Officer Stewart testified that he began to collect evidence
from the apartment complex "start[ing] from [a] sidewalk
up to the grassy area to the patio of the residence."
His investigation detected "[o]ne shell casing [on] [a]
sidewalk, one . . . in the grass, and another one also in the
grassy area." Officer Stewart also stated that he
"observed [that] the patio frame like a fence on the
patio . . . had bullet holes in it." After
"backtracking" through this evidence,
"[Stewart] observed blood from the inside of the door ...