Two abuse cases receive sentencing
Published 7:00 am Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Two cases ended with guilty pleas and more than a dozen years in sentencing being issued to the defendants.
Both defendants entered open guilty pleas in relation to charges brought against them.
According to a press release from the Mississippi Attorney General’s office, Pearl River County resident Darryl Warner III, 23, was sentenced to 30 years, with 15 to serve and 15 suspended by Pearl River County Circuit Court Judge Claiborne “Buddy” McDonald after entering a guilty plea for the charge of possessing child pornography. During the remaining 15 suspended years, he will be under post-release supervision by the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Upon his release from jail, he will be required to register as a sex offender.
He was arrested on the charge of possession of child pornography on April 5, 2016. According to previous coverage, he was arrested in Poplarville, but was also a resident of Picayune.
According to the release, Warner was in possession of hundreds of images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of children younger than 8, some of which were toddlers.
“Another pervert is behind bars and away from our children thanks to the work of our cybercrime division and the sentencing by Judge McDonald,” said Attorney General Jim Hood. “This is some of the most important work our office handles—protecting the children in our state and convicting those who put them in harm’s way.”
In relation to a separate case, Jeremy S. Daughdrill was sentenced in relation to an incident where he held a 4-year-old girl’s hand over a lit candle, causing burns on the palm of her hand.
Previous coverage states he was arrested in March of 2014 when the mother called the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department to report the injury to her daughter. Daughdrill was 28-years-old at the time of his arrest and gave an address of 87 McCarty Island Rd. An investigation led to Daughdrill’s arrest and he was indicted on the charge in Dec. 2015. The indictment states the child suffered second degree burns on her palm as a result of her hand being held over a candle. Previous coverage states he is not the girl’s father.
Daughdrill pleaded guilty to the charge of felony child abuse, and on Friday Judge McDonald sentenced him to 30 years, with 20 to serve, 15th District Attorney Hal Kittrell said.
“The last thing we want in this county is for children to be hurt,” Kittrell said. “He burned that child and that is offensive.”