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Fmr. bodyguards must pay thousands to homeowner, tenant

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - $20,000 dollars -- that's the amount Mayor Frank Melton's former  bodyguards will have to pay in restitution for their roles in destroying what Melton called a "crack house" in Jackson. 

Marcus Wright and Michael Recio agreed Wednesday to pay homeowner Jennifer Sutton $15,000 dollars.  Her Ridgeway Street tenant, Evans Welch, will get $5,000 dollars in restitution from the pair. 

Jennifer Sutton has a civil lawsuit still pending against the city of Jackson. 

Melton and the bodyguards were accused of leading a vigilante raid on the duplex in 2006.

Melton died last year and was never convicted of a crime related to the raid. 

Wright and Recio pleaded guilty and were sentenced to probation. 

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