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FILED
FEB 14 2018
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SUPREME COURT
IN RE: DISTRICTATTORNEY OF THE COURT OF APPEALS
SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PETITIONER

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PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS

COMES NOW, the District Attorney for the Seventh Judicial District and

moves this Honorable Court to issue a writ of mandamus directing the Senior Circuit

Court Judge of the Seventh Judicial District to convene a hearing regarding the improper

release of defendant Nicholas Coates from custody pending grand jury action and would

show unto this Court the following, to wit:

STATEMENT OF FACTS

1. On October 2, 2017, Coates appeared before the Hinds County Court for a

preliminary hearing, relating to the Fortification Street murder of Chelsie Kirschten,

occurring on or about August 17, 2017. At the conclusion of said hearing the court

ordered Coates bound over to await action by the Hinds County Grand Jury. Bail was

denied under MISS. CONST., Art. 3, Section (29)(3), as well as a determination of

dangerousness to the community. (Exhibit A).

2. On January 10, 2018, without notice to the District Attorney's Office or to the

County Court, in violation of Miss. Rule of Criminal Procedure 8.5(c), as well as the

Order issued by the Senior Circuit Court Judge on September 24, 2013. (Exhibit E).

Coates was summarily released from the Hinds County Detention Center without

restrictions.

MOTION# 2018 Ce19


3. The Petitioner moved the County Court to bring Coates before that tribunal for

a hearing on the wrongful release of the defendant Coates. That court declined to set a

hearing stating that it had lost jurisdiction in the matter with Coates release. (Exhibit

B).

4. Petitioner then moved the Senior Circuit Judge of the District to set the matter

for hearing. (Exhibit C). The only response by the Court was a sticky note attached to

the hard copy of the motion that had been hand delivered to the office of the Senior

Circuit Court Judge stating this was not the Senior Judge's case.

5. Petitioner once again moved the Senior Circuit Judge to take action, based upon

the requirements of Rule of Criminal Procedure 8.5 and the need to address the required

factors under Lee v. Lawson, 375 So. 2d 1019, 1024 (Miss. 1979); the only response

from the Court was an email stating the court could not hear the matter as filed or under

Rule 8.5( c) (Exhibit D). The email went on to state that the Petitioner should consider

recalling the Grand Jury to hear the matter. (Id.)

STATEMENT OF ISSUES AND RELIEF SOUGHT

6. By virtue of Rule of Criminal Procedure 8.5 the Senior Circuit Court Judge of

the District is the main arbiter of the decision to release unindicted prisoners. However,

Petitioner is being informed by the Senior Circuit Court Judge that it lacks the authority

to do what is clearly stated in the Rules of Criminal Procedure, that it, the senior court,

has a duty to do.

7. As evidenced by the Senior Circuit Court's Order dated September 24, 2013,

any incarcerated defendant not presented to the grand jury within 90 days is entitled to

a hearing before the Senior Circuit Judge. (Exhibit E). That same document requires a
prosecutor be present at a hearing to show cause why the defendant should not be

released. (Id.) The Senior Circuit Court Judge has taken away the Petitioner's right to

be present and give evidence in this cause.

8. The Senior Circuit Court Judge suggests the Petitioner recall the Grand Jury as

soon as possible to remedy this situation. Petitioner asserts that the matter at hand can

only be properly concluded by the immediate scheduling of a hearing, requiring the

Senior Circuit Court Judge to exercise a power already held by her court. The next

meeting of the Grand Jury does not take place until April 10, 2018, a date set by the

Senior Circuit Court Judge. Denial of Petitioner's right to a hearing in this matter flies

in the face of the Rules of Criminal Procedure, judicial efficiency and monetary

economy. Further, Senior Circuit Court Judge's failure to grant Petitioner's request for

hearing unjustly delays and denies victims' the right to be present and participate in the

criminal justice proceedings and the right not to be excluded from such pursuant to

Mississippi Crime Victims' Bill of Rights. Given the urgency of this matter and the

clear potential for irreparable harm, there is no other alternative remedy to this matter.

REASONS THE WRIT SHOULD ISSUE

9. The Mississippi Supreme Court has held that a petitioner must prove the
following essential elements before a writ of mandamus may issue:
(1) the petitioner must be authorized to bring the suit, (2) there must be a clear right
in [the] petitioner to the relief sought, (3) there must exist a legal duty on the part of
the defendant to do the thing which the petitioner seeks to compel, and (4) there
must be no other adequate remedy at law.

Bennett v. Bd. ofSup'rs of Pearl River Cnty., 987 So. 2d984, 986 (iJ6) (Miss. 2008).

10. There is no question that the Petitioner, as the District Attorney, is authorized to

bring this action to further the safety of the community. The clear right of the Petitioner

is shown in the quoted statutes and within the Senior Circuit Court Judge's own Order,
requiring the presence of the Petitioner at all hearings before releasing an unindicted

prisoner. The legal duty of the Senior Circuit Court Judge is clear in that the statutes

and rules, as well as the Senior Circuit Court Judge's own Orders, must be followed.

The Petitioner is left with no reasonable alternative than to ask this Court to issue an

Order requiring the Circuit Court to do its duty.

WHEREFORE PREMISES CONSIDERED, Petitioner respectfully asks that this

Court issue an appropriate Order to allow Petitioner to present its case to the Senior Circuit

Court Judge.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED, this the 14th day of February, 2018.

Pat McNamara
Asst. District Attorney
7th Judicial District
PO Box 22747 - Jackson Mississippi 39225-2747
Phone: 601-968-6568
FAX: 601-968-6655
pmcnamara@co.hinds.ms.us
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I, Pat McNamara, Assistant District Attorney, do hereby certify that I have this date

emailed a true and correct copy of the above and foregoing Motion to:

Honorable Tamie Green


Senior Circuit Court Judge
Frances Ashley, Court Administrator
fashley@co.hinds.ms. us

DAMON STEVENSON
Defense Attorney
damon.steven@gmail.com

This the 14th day of February, 2018.


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IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF


HINDS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

STATE OF MISSISSIPPI CHARGE(S) Murder,


Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle

vs. CASE NO. 17-463

NICHOLAS COATS DEFENDANT

ORDER BINDING DEFENDANT TO AWAIT ACTION OF THE GRAND JURY


AND SETTING BOND/SETTING BAIL

The above-named defendant having been brought before the County Court for a preliminary
hearing on the above charge(s), and the Court having heard testimony and been presented
evidence concerning the charged offense(s), finds that it appears that there is probable cause to
believe that an offense has been committed, to-wit: Murder, Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle

and that the defendant committed said offense(s).

Accordingly, the above-named defendant is hereby bound over to await the action of the
grand jury.

Further:

( ) Bail is set in the amount of S. conditioned upon his/her appearance before the Circuit Court
of the First/Second Judicial District of Hinds County, Mississippi at the next regular tenn thereof
to answer unto said charge and to remain from day to day and term to term until discharged by
law.

() Bail is hereby denied, as defendant is on probation/parole.

() Bail is hereby denied, under MISS. CONST., Art., 3, Section 29(l)(a), as amended, as
defendant has this date been bound over to await action by the grand jury for a capital offense
where the proof is evident or presumption great.

() Bail is hereby denied, under MISS. CONST., Art., 3, Section 29(1)(b), as amended, as
defendant has this date been bound over for action by the grand jury for a capital offense and
he/she has previously been convicted of a capital offense or other offense punishable by
imprisonment for a maximum of twenty (20) years or more.
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( } Bail is hereby denied, under MISS. CONST., Art. 3, Section 29 (2), as amended, as
defendant was free on bail for a previous felony at the time of the offense herein, which has this
date been bound over for action by the grand jury and being an offense punishable by death, life
imprisonment or imprisonment for more than five (5) years, or grand larceny.

(X) Bail is hereby denied, under MISS. CONST., Art. 3, Section (29)(3), as amended, as the
offense herein, which has this date been bound over for action by the grand jury, is punishable by
imprisonment for a maximum of twenty (20} years or more by life imprisonment, and the proof
is evident or presumption great, and:

(X} the release of the defendant would constitute a special danger to another person and/or to
the community, or

( ) no condition or combination of conditions will reasonably assure the appearance of the


defendant as required.

Conditioned upon his/her appearance before the Circuit Court of the First Judicial District of
Hinds County, Mississippi at the next regular term thereof to answer unto said charge(s) and to
there remain from day to day and tenn to term until discharged by law.

If the Defendant remains in jail without posting bond and is not served a capias after
indictment by a grand jury by January 2, 2018, he/she shall be released from custody on this
charge for lack of prosecution without further order of this Court.

A copy of this Order shall be immediately delivered to the Hinds County District
Attorney's Office and the attorney for the defendant.

This the 2nd day of October, 2017.

Damon Stevenson, Attorney for Defendant


Walter Bleck, Prosecuting Attorney
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IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT


OF HINDS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

vs. CAUSE NO. 17463

NICHOLAS COATS DEFENDANT

MOTION TO PRODUCE DEFENDANT FOR REVIEW DUE TO WRONGFUL


RELEASE

COMES NOW, the State of Mississippi and moves this Honorable Court to bring
the defendant, Nicholas Coats back before this Court for Review due to Wrongful
Release, and in support thereof, the State would show unto this Court the following, to
wit:

1. In October, 2017, the State of Mississippi appeared before this court for a
Preliminary Hearing in the above referenced matter. The Court determined
that there was sufficient probable cause to bind the aforementioned matter
over to await the action of a Hinds County Grand Jury.
2. At that time, the Court made it clear that this defendant would be brought
back before the Court for review of factors under Lee v. Lawson 375 So.2d
1019.
3. A Hinds County Grand Jury met on January 8- January IO, 2018. At no time
prior to, nor during this meeting, did the District Attorney's Office have in its
possession a Grand Jury Case File for the above referenced defendant.
4. To be clear, the District Attorney's Office only received Mr. Coates file, along
with his co-defendant's files, on today, January 22, 2018 (Please see
attachments).
5. On January 10, 2018, the last day for Grand Jury presentment, this defendant
was released from the Hinds County Detention Center at 5:59 pm, without any
notice to the County Court or the District Attorney's Office.
6. The State asks this Court to review this cause, taking in to consideration the
fact that lead detective, Corey Jenkins had not completed his investigation by
the time the Grand Jury was empaneled. Moreover, the State asks this Court to
consider the fact that the District Attorney's Office did not have in its
possession the case files necessary for presentment of this matter, until this
morning, January 22, 2018.
7. Under the Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 8.5(c),
Review by Circuit Court. No later than seven (7) days before the
commencement of each term of circuit court in which criminal cases are
adjudicated, the official(s) having custody of felony defendants being held for
trial, grand jury action, or extradition within the county (or within the county's
judicial districts in which the court term is to be held) shall provide the
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presiding judge, the district attorney, and the clerk of the circuit court the
names of all defendants in their custody, the charge(s) upon which they are
being held, and the date they were most recently taken into custody. The
senior circuit judge, or such other judge as the senior circuit judge designates,
shall review the conditions of release for every felony defendant who is
eligible for bail and has been in jail for more than ninety (90) days.
8. At no time, prior to this defendant's release, was the District Attorney's Office
given notice of hearing for review of the conditions ofrelease.
9. The prevailing legal authority in this matter, Lee v. Lawson, 375 So.2d 1019,
(1979), *1021 Article 3, Section 29 of the Mississippi Constitution of 1890
reads: "Excessive bail shall not be required, and all persons shall, before
conviction, be bailable by sufficient sureties, except for capital offenses when
the proof is evident or presumption great." This constitutional section has
been interpreted to provide a non-discretionary right to bail before conviction
for all offenses, except those offenses punishable by death when the proof of
guilt is evident or the presumption of guilt is great."
10. The facts of this case, coupled with the evidence, will show that the likelihood
for conviction in this matter is great. Therefore, this defendant is not eligible
for bond.

WHEREFORE PREMISES CONSIDERED, the State respectfully asks that this


Defendants bond be revoked due to bond ineligibility, and that he be held without bond.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED, this the 22th day of January, 2018.

STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I, Shaunte' Washington, Assistant District Attorney, do hereby certify that I have this

date emailed a true and correct copy of the above and foregoing Motion to Assistant

Public Defender Greg Spore.

GREG SPORE
Defense Attorney
Office of the Public Defender
gspore@co.hinds.ms. us
This the 22nd day of January, 2018.
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MaJor Investigations

327 East Pascagoula Street


Jackson, MS 39206
(601) 960-1278 -office#
(601) 960-1642 -fax#

MEMORANDUM
To: Robert S. Smith, District Attorney

From: Tyrone Buckley, Deputy Chief

Date: January 22, 2018

Re: Grand Jury Submfssion(s) - see attachment

Please see below listed cases that are being submitted to the Hinds County District Attorney's
office for indictment process. After receiving and reviewing the below listed cases, If any
member of your office recognizes a potential problem with any case, please have them bring it
to my attention Immediately. Our goal is to seek a successful indictment; therefore, we will do
everything, within our power to correct or strengthen each case.

It is our goal to prepare and present each case without delay. With your cooperation and
support this can be accomplished.

Please sign below or have your designee sign, indicating receipt of the attached felony cases(s).
This sheet will .be maintained by our office in an effort to increase case tracking. I offer my
thanks, in advance. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or one of
my unit super <

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IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT


OF HINDS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

vs. CAUSE NO. 17-463

NICHOLAS COATS DEFENDANT

MOTION TO PRODUCE DEFENDANT FOR REVIEW DUE TO WRONGFUL


RELEASE

COMES NOW, the State of Mississippi and moves this Honorable Court

to bring the defendant, Nicholas Coats before this Court for Review Due to

Wrongful Release, and in support thereof, the State would show unto this Court

the following, to wit:

1. In October, 20 I 7, the State of Mississippi appeared before the county

court for a Preliminary Hearing in the above referenced matter. The court

determined that there was sufficient probable cause to bind the aforementioned

matter over to await the action of a Hinds County Grand Jury.

2. Bail was denied under Art. 3, Section (29)(3) as well as the finding of

dangerousness to the community. (Exhibit A).

3. At that time, the Court made it clear that this defendant would be

brought back before the Court for review of factors under Lee v. Lawson, 375

So.2d 1019.

4. A Hinds County Grand Jury met on January 8 - 10, 2018. At no

time prior to, nor during this meeting, did the District Attorney's Office have in its

possession a Grand Jury Case File for the above referenced defendant.
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brought back before the court for review of factors under Lee v. Lawson, 375

So.2d 1019.

5. A Hinds County Grand Jury met on January 8 - 10, 2018. At no

time prior to, nor during this meeting, did the District Attorney's Office have in its

possession a Grand Jury Case File for the above referenced defendant.

6. To be clear, the District Attorney's Office only received Mr. Coats file,

along with his co-defendant's files, on January 22, 2018 (Exhibit B).

7. On January 10, 2018, the last day for Grand Jury presentment, this

defendant was released from the Hinds County Detention Center at 5:59 pm,

without any notice to the County Court or the District Attorney's Office.

8. The State asks this Court to review this cause, taking in to consideration

the fact that lead detective, Corey Jenkins had not completed his investigation by

the time the Grand Jury was empaneled. Moreover, the State asks this Court to

consider the fact that the District Attorney's Office did not have in its possession

the case files necessary for presentment of this matter until January 22, 2018.

9. Under the Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 8.5(c). No later than seven

(7) days before the commencement of each term of circuit court in which criminal

cases are adjudicated, the official(s) having custody of felony defendants being

held for trial, grand jury action, or extradition within the county (or within the

county's judicial districts in which the court term is to be held) shall provide the

presiding judge, the district attorney, and the clerk of the circuit court the names of

all defendants in their custody, the charge(s) upon which they are being held, and
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the date they were most recently taken into custody. The senior circuit judge, or

such other judge as the senior circuit judge designates, shall review the conditions

of release for every felony defendant who is eligible for bail and has been in jail

for more than ninety (90) days. Rule 8.4 enumerates the· 14 criteria that are

required to be reviewed by the Court in making a determination to release.

I 0. At no time, prior to this defendant's release, was the District Attorney's

Office given notice of hearing for review of the conditions of release. The blanket

authority, given to no specific person or entity, of releasing any prisoner, without

regard to any factor outside a mere counting of days, does not comport with the

Court's obligation to administer its sound reasoning and discretion for each case

under Rule 8.5.

11. The prevailing legal authority in this matter, Lee v. Lawson, at 1021,

states:

"Article 3, Section 29 of the Mississippi Constitution of 1890 reads: "Excessive


bail shall not be required, and all persons shall, before conviction, be bailable by
sufficient sureties, except for capital offenses when the proof is evident or
presumption great."

This constitutional section has been interpreted to provide a non-

discretionary right to bail before conviction for all offenses, except those offenses

punishable by death when the proof of guilt is evident or the presumption of guilt

is great."

12. The facts of this case, coupled with the evidence, will show that the
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defendant has committed a capital offense and the likelihood for conviction in this

matter is great. Therefore, this defendant is not eligible for bond.

WHEREFORE PREMISES CONSIDERED, the State respectfully asks that

this Defendant's bond be revoked due to bond ineligibility, and that he be held without

bond.

The State further asks this Court expedite the hearing on the Motion to be

heard as soon as possible.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED, this the pt day of February, 2018.


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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I, Pat McNamara, Assistant District Attorney, do hereby certify that I have this

date emailed a true and correct copy of the above and foregoing Motion to

DAMON STEVENSON
Defense Attqrne;r
dru:nort~stev~11@gI1iaiLconi

This the pt day of February, 2018.


Patrick McNamara

From: Patrick McNamara


Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 6:57 PM
Subject: FW: MOTION THAT MUST BE HEARD BY THE SENIOR CIRCUIT JUDGE
Attachments: REQUEST FOR EXPEDITED REVIEW.pdf

From: Tamie Green


Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 6:03 PM
To: Patrick McNamara
Cc: Frances Ashley; Greens Staff Attorney; Robert Smith; damon.steven@gmail.com
Subject: FW: MOTION THAT MUST BE HEARD BY THE SENIOR CIRCUIT JUDGE

Mr. McNamara,
The court cannot address this matter as filed or under Rule 8.Sc. You may consider recalling the grand jury ASAP and
presenting the case for indictment. Once the case is indicted, a circuit judge will be assigned. You can then request that
the circuit judge review or reconsider Coats release.

Justice is not just an option in our courts. It is an obligation.


Tamie T. Green, Senior Circuit Judge
Seventh Circuit District
State of Mississippi
P.O. Box 327
Jackson, MS 39205
(601) 968-6658(0ffice)
(601)714-6270 (Fax)
tgreen@co.hinds.ms.us<mailto:tgreen@co.hinds.ms.us>

From: Frances Ashley


Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 5:52 PM
To: Tamie Green
Subject: FW: MOTION THAT MUST BE HEARD BY THE SENIOR CIRCUIT JUDGE

From: Patrick McNamara


Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2018 2:18 PM
To: Frances Ashley
Cc: Damon Stevenson; Shaunte Washington; roycesmithl@aol.com<mailto:roycesmith1@ao1.com>
Subject: MOTION THAT MUST BE HEARD BY THE SENIOR CIRCUIT JUDGE

Good Afternoon. After being notified the earlier motion was not Judge Green's case I have made some revisions to the
original motion. As the new criminal rules discuss and mandate the procedures for releasing prisoners pre-trial, it is
apparent that the Senior Circuit Judge is the final authority on such releases. Therefore, I believe the motion is properly
before the Court. I respectfully request a hearing on may be heard by the Court.
Thank you.

Pat McNamara
Hinds Co. ADA

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IN THE CIRCUlT COURT OF THE FIRST/SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRJCT OF


F I t ED HINDS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
SEP 2 4 2013 NO. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
BARBARA DUNN, CIRCUIT CLERK
BL.__________ O.C.
IN RE: PERSONS ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH A FELONY AND DETAINED IN JAIL
IN EXCESS OF 90 DAYS WITHOUT ISSUANCE OF INDICTMENTS

ORDER OF PROCEDURE FOR BOND REVIEW OF UNINDICTED DETAINEES

Our Mississippi Constitution states that an accused is "innocent" until proven guilty

In order to comply-with constitutional mandates against arresting and detaining individuals for

unreasonable and indefinite periods of time without formal indictment, and in accordance with

the grand jury's findings·in its September 13, 2013 report,

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that when an accused is arrested on a

felony charge, and is held without bond or fails and is ,unable to make bail his/her case shall be

presented for indictment before a Hinds County grand jury within ninety (90) days of his date of

incarceration. Should the prosecutor fail to present said accused's case to the grand jury for

indictment within the ninety (90) day time frame, then the Prosecutor shall appear at a bond

review hearing before the senior circuit judge to show good cause why the accused should

remain incarcerated, without indictment having been issued. Any indigent accused shall be

represented by the Public Defender of Hinds County.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the Hinds County District Attorney

shall, simultane s with his filing with circuit clerk, deliver to the Senior Circuit Court Judge of

Hinds Co ty and the Hinds County Sheriff a docket of all INDICTMENTS and NO BILLS.

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IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the Hinds County Sheriff shall on or

about the last day of each month, beginning the last day of October, 2013 and continuing on the

last date of every month thereafter, deliver to the Senior Circuit Judge and the Hinds County

District Attorney, a jail docket kept pursuant to Mississippi law, of all persons who are being

detained in the jails of Hinds County or who are detained in some convenient county jail

pursuant to Section 47-3-1, Miss. Code Ann. (l 97~) for more than 90 days of their arrest,

without an indictment having been issued.

The Circuit Clerk of Hinds Countv shall send an attested copy of the herein order to the

Sheriff of Hinds County. all mayors. municipal judges and police chiefs of all citv and

towns in Hinds Countv, all members of the Hinds Countv Board of Supervisors, the

County Administrator. the Hinds Countv District Attorney and the Hinds Countv Public

Defender.

SOORDE~D~DADJU~=L
TOMIE GREEN, SENIOR CIRCUIT JUDGE

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