Called Walnut Grove Transition Center, it would boast two separate facilities to house men and women near the end of their prison sentences and help them reintegrate into society.The center opened in mid-2009 amid much fanfare by Epps, who promoted it as a creative way to cheaply house inmates while reintroducing them back into society.Sitting in his large, wood-paneled office built with inmate labor, Waggoner said it all started when Mc Crory came to town.
For a free, confidential consultation with an experienced Jackson sex crimes defense attorney, call us 24/7 at 601-208-0137 or 800-896-4994 or contact us online.Together, investigators from both agencies talked to the female inmate and gathered ample evidence to take to the district attorney, Waggoner said. ' You could tell he wasn't happy about it but that he was given orders."Waggoner said he believes Epps pulled the plug to avoid bad publicity about the transition center, which he had touted publicly in news releases and newsletters for nearly one year.But before they could proceed, the MDOC investigator entered Waggoner's office one day in the spring of 2010 and told him it was over."'We're closing the case down,'" Waggoner recalled him saying. Epps' attorney, John Colette, disagreed."It's my understanding that MDOC completed the investigation," Colette said.We understand that your reputation, your freedoms and your privacy are at stake.We will explore dismissal of charges or suppression of evidence on grounds of Fourth Amendment search and seizure violations.A sex crime conviction will not only lead to jail, but will mark you for the rest of your life as a sex offender or sexual predator.