The Defendant caught a ride with a friend to a nearby town. Unknown to the Defendant, the car was stolen. When the police found the car, they arrested the driver and the Defendant. Once we proved that the Defendant had just caught a ride, the state dismissed the case.
A Mitchell county case involving Aggravated Child Molestation was dismissed after we showed the state they had insufficient evidence. The Defendant was accused of Aggravated Child Molestation. The alleged victim was interviewed by a child advocacy center as is the custom. The police then reported abuse had occurred. After viewing the video of the interview, which was not as strong as the police claimed, we talked with the alleged victim who apparently had been led to say the things she said. With the weak video interview and the recantation of the alleged victim, we went to the DA and got the case dismissed.
A Lowndes county case involving Hindering Apprehension of a Criminal was dismissed after we demonstrated to the state that the Defendant was not guilty. The police were looking for the Defendant’s boyfriend. Unknown to the Defendant, he had climbed through a window and was hiding in an upstairs bedroom. The Defendant was not at home at the time. Shortly after she arrived home, but before she had gone upstairs, the police knocked on the door and asked if he was there. She told them he was not. The boyfriend heard the police and thinking they had left, climbed back out the window where he was spotted by the police that were staking out the house. The Defendant was arrested. When we showed evidence to the DA that the Defendant had just arrived home and had no knowledge the boyfriend was there, the case was dismissed.