The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

I still haven’t read all the depositions from the Jonesboro shooters yet, however, a couple of Arkansas news outlets have reported on them. So far, it seems like they’re just like every other school shooter who blames everyone but themselves for their actions. In a rare case the two shooters, Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden, …

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Before there was Columbine, there was Jonesboro. On March 24, 1998, 13-year-old Mitchell Johnson and 11-year-old Andrew Golden shot and killed four students and a teacher at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Eleven other people had also been injured. At the time of the shooting there was no law in the state of Arkansas …

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After Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden committed the school shooting at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas, that left five dead they were only sentenced to be held until their 21st birthdays. Back in 1998 Arkansas had no law where juveniles could be charged as adults. Golden was released in 2007 and is said to …

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It seems that Jonesboro gunman Mitchell Johnson is trying to get out of his well deserved but not nearly long enough sentence. Last week Johnson had a motion denied where he claimed that he had ineffectual counsel in his convictions on drugs and weapons charges. For those of you who may not know Johnson was …

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Court: Judge was right to consider juvenile record of Jonesboro school shooter: Speaking of upheld convictions, because we were you know, Jonesboro gunman Mitchell Johnson had his 12-year sentence for fraud upheld. Johnson, along with fellow gunman Andrew Golden, was one of the gunmen in the infamous school shooting in Jonesboro, Arkansas at Westside Middle …

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WXVT-TV Delta News Johnson argues that the judge shouldn’t have allowed evidence on his juvenile record during sentencing and that the 12-year sentence was too harsh. Mitchell Johnson’s juvenile record was that he helped kill 5 people at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  12-years for theft is nothing compared to what his victims and …

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Appeals court upholds Jonesboro shooter’s sentence: A federal appeals court has upheld the sentence of Jonesboro gunman Mitchell Johnson for his federal weapons and drug conviction. Johnson was arrested on New Year’s Day 2007 for being in illegal possession of a gun and marijuana. He was convicted and sentenced to 4 years. After he finishes …

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Jonesboro Shooter Sentenced on Debit Card Theft Charges: The good news is that Jonesboro gunman Mitchell Johnson has been sentenced to 18 years behind bars for using a stolen debit card. The bad news is that his sentence will run concurrently with his other sentences. I’m a little con fused though as he has already …

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Police look into charging Golden: The other day I posted about how Andrew Golden/Drew Douglas Grant was denied a conceal and carry permit. Now investigators are looking into if any criminal charges could be filed. However the only charges that could be filed would be misdemeanors. It’s also interesting to note that juvenile convictions that …

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Westside killer seeks handgun permit: Drew Douglas Grant of Evening Shade, Arkansas had applied for a conceal and carry permit but was denied by Arkansas State Police. So why is this newsworthy? It turns out that Drew Douglas Grant is the new legal name of the former Andrew Golden. The same Andrew Golden who participated …

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