Article Comment 

Man loses appeal of carjacking conviction

 

The Associated Press

 

 

GULFPORT -- The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the conviction of Bernard Hayes III of a carjacking at a Taco Bell drive-thru in Gulfport. 

 

Hayes was convicted in 2013 in Harrison County. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. 

 

Prosecutors say the incident occurred on June 2, 2011. 

 

The victim, a 23-year-old woman, testified she was in the drive-thru lane and placing an order about 9 p.m. when Hayes jumped in her car. She said Hayes threatened her life, punched her in the face and forced her out of her car. 

 

Hayes was arrested a short time later by Gulfport police. 

 

The Appeals Court rejected Hayes' arguments that prosecutors didn't prove his guilt. The court says there was testimony from the victim and other eyewitnesses to support Hayes' conviction.

 

 

 

printer friendly version | back to top

 

 

 

Most Viewed News Stories

 

1. 30-plus employers to recruit at job fair COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

2. Would-be CPD officer popped for DUI, other charges COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

3. Deputies seek man who wielded AR-15 rifle at park COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

4. Granting excellence STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

5. Mickens takes on ex-opponent during town hall COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

 

More popular content      Suggest a story

 

 

Follow Us:

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us via Email