Natchez man sentenced to 20 years for beating

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 28, 2001

A Natchez resident was sentenced Monday for a December assault in which the victim received serious injuries to his eye.

Emanuel Jones, 29, of 26 Myrtle Drive, was sentenced to 20 years in jail after pleading guilty to the charge. He is to serve 15 of those years and then serve the remaining five on post release supervision.

&uot;You know without me telling you you’ve got the worst record of anybody (up here) before me today,&uot; said Circuit Court Judge Forrest &uot;Al&uot; Johnson.

Jones was allowed to plead guilty as a non-habitual offender even though he had at least three prior felony convictions from the early 1990s.

Police believe the victim, Dewayne Isom, of New Orleans, was kicked in the head and chest outside Holiday Apartments on Old Washington Road by several assailants. Jones is believed to have been the primary offender and to have pistol-whipped the victim.

Another suspect in the crime, Carlos Redden, 24, 76 1/2 Brenham Ave., pleaded guilty to a drug charge Monday. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and is to serve three years in jail with seven years on post release supervision.

His charge in connection to the assault was retired to the files.