Baldwyn man charged in trooper's death

Baldwyn man charged in trooper's death

There are 47 comments on the Hattiesburg American story from May 31, 2009, titled Baldwyn man charged in trooper's death. In it, Hattiesburg American reports that:

TUPELO - A 25-year-old Baldwyn man has been charged with felony fleeing and manslaughter following a pursuit that killed a state trooper in northeast Mississippi.

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dj king

Alton, AL

#1 Jun 1, 2009
this is bull shit . charge a man because a officer cant drive
Whatever

Phelps, KY

#2 Jun 1, 2009
dj king wrote:
this is bull shit . charge a man because a officer cant drive
He ran which last time I checked was illegal. This isnt fast and furious. This was a real life.

Since: Jul 08

United States

#3 Jun 2, 2009
What a horrible ending to someones knee jerk decision to flee. How many lives have been affected including the charged mans family?

“Always Nagging! ”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#4 Jun 3, 2009
This was a sad story and I feel so sorry for the family of the trooper. State Troopers risk their lives on a daily basis trying to protect and serve us. It is a tragedy that in order to serve us a life has to be taken.

When will the law breakers realize that you may can run and you may can hide but eventually you will be caught. Stop running and causing innocent law enforcers to lose their lives.....
rockettrider

Tupelo, MS

#5 Jun 3, 2009
it is sad that the trooper died but logic should of came into play... just cause a car has nitros on it dosent mean it mod for raceing use your heads you can buy new cars everyday w/ turbo and supercharger i guess there mod for raceing to... ya i agree he was breaking the law by driveing fast we all have done it and sum ran.. ok here logic when you r in a car that goes 140 and your to the floor and you see no tag and u blink your eyes and the car gone then something should tell you to give up but no it the thrill of the chase is why all cops hwy patroll and sheriff dept will chase i ride a sport bike and they turn around and come after me for 5 miles over the speed limit they wish and hopeing ill run i dont cause the cant catch me i pull over and jus laugh at them
rockettrider

Tupelo, MS

#6 Jun 3, 2009
also rumor is that trooper had suffer an accident in the past that almost didnt let him get bck on the force that the accident he had caused him to have mood swings and be like angry.
and the trooper son is a sheriff dept so thank what happening to the guy who ran i bet he caught hell since he been arrested ANYWAY IT ALL hear say
Whatever

Phelps, KY

#7 Jun 3, 2009
What kind of 25 year old is out acting this way
Jessi J

Fulton, MS

#8 Jun 30, 2009
Everybody always assumes the cop is in the right, everytime... Not always, the cop decided the kid was guilty before he began the chase or else he wouldn't have driven beyond his capabilities! I'm sick and tired of "ticket-taxes". The National Highway Safety Commission lists; "Leaving the Roadway" as the number one cause of death, not speed! Speed is just an easy excuse to tax our poor drivers to death! Interstate speeds used to be much higher than they are now with 80mph as a national average.. Cars and Roads are 100 times safer and more capable of higher speeds now than ever before. Even Germany's Autobahn is proof of that, sheesh, never thought Germany would have more freedom than American, go figure... JJ
ECS1

Phelps, KY

#9 Jun 30, 2009
Jessi J wrote:
Everybody always assumes the cop is in the right, everytime... Not always, the cop decided the kid was guilty before he began the chase or else he wouldn't have driven beyond his capabilities! I'm sick and tired of "ticket-taxes". The National Highway Safety Commission lists; "Leaving the Roadway" as the number one cause of death, not speed! Speed is just an easy excuse to tax our poor drivers to death! Interstate speeds used to be much higher than they are now with 80mph as a national average.. Cars and Roads are 100 times safer and more capable of higher speeds now than ever before. Even Germany's Autobahn is proof of that, sheesh, never thought Germany would have more freedom than American, go figure... JJ
The cop didnt decide the guy was guilty, he decided the guy needed a ticket or to be arrested, cops dont decide innocence or guilt. Did this collision happen on an interstate? The autobahn system would work perfectly in the U.S. But I dont support people driving like this on smaller roads or residential areas. Also you need to articulate on "leaving the roadway" what factor causes people to leave the roadway? I would imagine speed plays a big part in it. Or maybe speeding and loosing control and overcorrecting. Further more I am sure that cops dont really care about writing speeding tickets but they do have quotas they have to meet.
ECS1

Phelps, KY

#10 Jun 30, 2009
Jessi J wrote:
Everybody always assumes the cop is in the right, everytime... Not always, the cop decided the kid was guilty before he began the chase or else he wouldn't have driven beyond his capabilities! I'm sick and tired of "ticket-taxes". The National Highway Safety Commission lists; "Leaving the Roadway" as the number one cause of death, not speed! Speed is just an easy excuse to tax our poor drivers to death! Interstate speeds used to be much higher than they are now with 80mph as a national average.. Cars and Roads are 100 times safer and more capable of higher speeds now than ever before. Even Germany's Autobahn is proof of that, sheesh, never thought Germany would have more freedom than American, go figure... JJ
Speeding laws are stupid but Troopers are not state legislators so they no choice but to enforce the speed limit. Also he was in the right. He was doing what we pay him to do.
J Copeland

Fulton, MS

#11 Jul 14, 2009
It sad to see officiers lives taken in a chase. Something should be done.
guest

Fulton, MS

#12 Jul 29, 2009
J Copeland wrote:
It sad to see officiers lives taken in a chase. Something should be done.
i agree this boy should be locked up for a long time. that is a shame to say but his actions did cause someone to lose their life. sad for his friends and family but he really needs to be in rankin county with the rest of the misfits!
Question

Fulton, MS

#13 Jul 31, 2009
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
i agree this boy should be locked up for a long time. that is a shame to say but his actions did cause someone to lose their life. sad for his friends and family but he really needs to be in rankin county with the rest of the misfits!
What really happened? Did the trooper lose control? Run off the road? Did he swerve to miss another car? I don't remember reading in the paper what exactly happened or if they even know. I agree the young man in the car that the officer was chasing was at fault. It was an accident but with intentions of getting away he made a wrong decision that will effect everyones life not just his.
commonsense

Monroeville, AL

#15 Aug 12, 2011
I knew both guys.. The 25yo guy running was a real jerk. Him and his buddies tried to steal from my shop once. The trooper was a real hard ass. He was familiar with the area too. He know he couldnt make the turn. He should have let out of it and used some common sense. Blue lights don't make you superman. What is the diffrence in the first guy speeding and the second here?
Both ran down the road like madmen with more car than sense.
baldwyn

Detroit, MI

#16 Aug 12, 2011
Who is the 24 yr old that was involved? I haven't heard this when did it happen?
My Opinion

Belden, MS

#17 Aug 13, 2011
Damn two people have lost their lives... You guys are very judgmental!! Both guys are to blame here...
truth hurts

United States

#18 Sep 22, 2011
i've known the guy that ran for a few years.i'm not taking up for him and yes he was speeding and endangering the lives of others but his actions had absolutely nothing to do with trooper hoods death. i mean if hood had've been right on his bumper and he swerved at hood then yes he caused the wreck but this guy was completely out of sight of hood way before the wreck ever happened. even if he hadn't have wrecked he wouldn't have known which way the car went at the stop sign. it took police hours to even find the car cause no one knew where he went and hood wouldn't have either. he clocked the car at 110-115 then had to stop, turn around, get back straight and then pick up speed which by that time the trans-am was long gone. common sense would've told me to radio for assistance then go looking for it, even stop and ask the people that were mowing at the stop sign which way it went, but nope, most cops, and i'm not saying all, think that because they are officers and have "proper training" that they are out of harms way. he rounded a 40mph curve doing 121mph, with a stop sign only a short distance ahead, and his front tire dropped off the edge of the rode which at that speed caused him to over-correct his driving and it shot him across the road, jumping an embankment, and struck a tree. that really bothers me having two childern cause if it had've happened about 10 minutes earlier the patrol car could've hit us head on cause me and my kids had just came through there. again i'm not taking up for will, just saying that hoods accident was a result of his own actions, not the car he was chasing. i see cops everyday driving way faster than they should cause all the training in the world doesn't mean they are always in control. it is sad that an officer had to loose his life in the line of duty and i've lived only a few miles from hood for years and never had any run ins with him other than him telling me not to ever ride my 4 wheeler on the road again then a week later i see him and a little boy riding down the road on one but anyways, people need to stop pointing the blame and except the fact that he made a bad decision which unfortunately ended his life. will is guilty of many things that day but not the death of trooper hood.
yagirl

Detroit, MI

#19 Sep 23, 2011
truth hurts wrote:
i've known the guy that ran for a few years.i'm not taking up for him and yes he was speeding and endangering the lives of others but his actions had absolutely nothing to do with trooper hoods death. i mean if hood had've been right on his bumper and he swerved at hood then yes he caused the wreck but this guy was completely out of sight of hood way before the wreck ever happened. even if he hadn't have wrecked he wouldn't have known which way the car went at the stop sign. it took police hours to even find the car cause no one knew where he went and hood wouldn't have either. he clocked the car at 110-115 then had to stop, turn around, get back straight and then pick up speed which by that time the trans-am was long gone. common sense would've told me to radio for assistance then go looking for it, even stop and ask the people that were mowing at the stop sign which way it went, but nope, most cops, and i'm not saying all, think that because they are officers and have "proper training" that they are out of harms way. he rounded a 40mph curve doing 121mph, with a stop sign only a short distance ahead, and his front tire dropped off the edge of the rode which at that speed caused him to over-correct his driving and it shot him across the road, jumping an embankment, and struck a tree. that really bothers me having two childern cause if it had've happened about 10 minutes earlier the patrol car could've hit us head on cause me and my kids had just came through there. again i'm not taking up for will, just saying that hoods accident was a result of his own actions, not the car he was chasing. i see cops everyday driving way faster than they should cause all the training in the world doesn't mean they are always in control. it is sad that an officer had to loose his life in the line of duty and i've lived only a few miles from hood for years and never had any run ins with him other than him telling me not to ever ride my 4 wheeler on the road again then a week later i see him and a little boy riding down the road on one but anyways, people need to stop pointing the blame and except the fact that he made a bad decision which unfortunately ended his life. will is guilty of many things that day but not the death of trooper hood.
Amen!!!!
To fuNNy

United States

#20 Sep 23, 2011
truth hurts wrote:
i've known the guy that ran for a few years.i'm not taking up for him and yes he was speeding and endangering the lives of others but his actions had absolutely nothing to do with trooper hoods death. i mean if hood had've been right on his bumper and he swerved at hood then yes he caused the wreck but this guy was completely out of sight of hood way before the wreck ever happened. even if he hadn't have wrecked he wouldn't have known which way the car went at the stop sign. it took police hours to even find the car cause no one knew where he went and hood wouldn't have either. he clocked the car at 110-115 then had to stop, turn around, get back straight and then pick up speed which by that time the trans-am was long gone. common sense would've told me to radio for assistance then go looking for it, even stop and ask the people that were mowing at the stop sign which way it went, but nope, most cops, and i'm not saying all, think that because they are officers and have "proper training" that they are out of harms way. he rounded a 40mph curve doing 121mph, with a stop sign only a short distance ahead, and his front tire dropped off the edge of the rode which at that speed caused him to over-correct his driving and it shot him across the road, jumping an embankment, and struck a tree. that really bothers me having two childern cause if it had've happened about 10 minutes earlier the patrol car could've hit us head on cause me and my kids had just came through there. again i'm not taking up for will, just saying that hoods accident was a result of his own actions, not the car he was chasing. i see cops everyday driving way faster than they should cause all the training in the world doesn't mean they are always in control. it is sad that an officer had to loose his life in the line of duty and i've lived only a few miles from hood for years and never had any run ins with him other than him telling me not to ever ride my 4 wheeler on the road again then a week later i see him and a little boy riding down the road on one but anyways, people need to stop pointing the blame and except the fact that he made a bad decision which unfortunately ended his life. will is guilty of many things that day but not the death of trooper hood.
COMPLETELY AGREE!!!!
I am real

Zephyr, TX

#21 Sep 24, 2011
Jessi J- Ticket taxes? Your a moron!!!

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