Caves sentenced to life without parole

Published 7:00 am Saturday, April 19, 2014

Donald Allen Caves, who was convicted last week for failure to register as a sex offender, was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole on Thursday.

Fifteenth District Attorney Hal Kittrell said Caves was given a life sentence because of his status as a habitual offender. He said Caves has been convicted of three previous felony charges in Pearl River County before being convicted for failing to register as a sex offender last week.

According to a press release from the District Attorney’s office, Caves had previously been convicted for child molestation in January 1990, accessory after the fact to automobile burglary in October 1997 and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon in January 2005.

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Kittrell said, “I am very pleased with the outcome and think he is right where he needs to be.”

The case was investigated by the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Kim Harlin and Lauren Harless, according to the press release.

“In my opinion, he doesn’t need to be out in public,” Kittrell said.