Melton's Past Legal Troubles - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Jackson 04/26/07

Melton's Past Legal Troubles

Mayor Melton's legal troubles began in September of 2006 -- when he was indicted by a Hinds County Grand Jury.  He was indicted in the case for which he is now on trial and for carrying a firearm to Mississippi College, Saint Andrews Church, and Jaycee Park.

The gun charges were set to go to trial in november 2006. But Melton reached a plea agreement at the last minute.  He pled no contest to a reduced charge on one felony count and guilty to two misdemeanor gun charges.

The mayor was given a six month suspended sentence on each count, a fine, and a year probation.

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