District Attorney Daniella M. Shorter, announced the conviction of Kenneth Donell
Brown for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon by
Circuit Court Judge Tomika H. Irving sentenced Brown to ten (10) years with five (5) years suspended, leaving five (5) years to serve in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections for aggravated assault. Brown was also sentenced to a five (5) year suspended sentence for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Upon his release, Brown will have to pay a $1,500.00 fine; $150.00 in investigative fees to the District Attorney’s Office; $500.00 to the Mississippi Crime Victims Compensation Fund; and $427.50 in court costs. The sentences were ordered to run concurrently. When Brown is released from prison, he will be on five (5) years supervision.
The charges stem from an altercation that occurred in the parking lot at a club on
Monticello Street, in Hazlehurst on October 5, 2018. According to witness
statements, during the altercation, Brown pulled a gun and when he began hitting
Mr. Banks in the head, the gun discharged. When the gun fired, Mr. Banks suffered
an injury to the left side of his head. Following the assault, Brown fled the scene.
After a tip to law enforcement, Brown was arrested on January 03, 2019.