Conviction upheld for man convicted in Ridgeland home invasion

MADISON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of the man who was convicted in connection with a home invasion in Ridgeland.

Jordan Collins, of Jackson, was convicted of kidnapping in Madison County Circuit Court.
armed robbery, armed carjacking, aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, and
conspiracy to commit armed robbery with intent to commit home invasion.

On appeal, Collins claimed that the trial court abused its discretion by admitting evidence of crimes committed in Hinds County, failing to admit evidence of Collins' assault by two witnesses in jail and by refusing to instruct the jury on minor crimes of accessory after the fact. kidnapping and subsequent complicity in armed robbery.

The Mississippi Court of Appeals determined that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in admitting Hinds County crime evidence against Collins. They also said the trial court had discretion not to admit evidence of the jailhouse assault on Collins and to withhold jury instructions regarding the minor offenses.

Jordan Collins (Courtesy MDOC)

In September 2022, a judge sentenced Collins to a total of 40 years for the various offenses. Madison and Rankin County District Attorney John K. Bramlett said Collins was the last suspect of six to be convicted in the case.

According to Bramlett, the suspects plotted to rob an elderly couple living at the Jackson Country Club and their adult son who resided in Ridgeland.

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