Perjury Charges Against Simmons Dropped

Felony perjury charges against Janice Simmons were dropped late last week, sources have told Lincoln Parish News Online (LPNO). A motion was filed on September 18 for Nolle Prosequi (we shall no longer prosecute) in Second Judicial (Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson Parishes) District Court.

The motion was signed by 2nd JD Assistant District Attorney Douglas Stokes, the sources said, and claimed that upon further investigation of the case, it was determined that the charges were “not provable.”

Simmons was indicted by a Jackson Parish Grand Jury last October.

She was alleged to have falsely testified in court that she witnessed an altercation between Willie Joseph and a citizen after a August, 2012 Jonesboro city council meeting. Joseph was at the time on trial for battery against the citizen.

Earlier this year, a scheduled arraignment of Simmons mysteriously disappeared from the court docket.

Simmons Case Vanishes from Court Docket – 2/4/14

Simmons was never subsequently arraigned.

Simmons and her husband were at one time close political allies with former Jonesboro mayor Leslie Thompson, who is serving a six year sentence for malfeasance. She and her husband contributed money to Thompson’s election, and could often be seen at Town of Jonesboro council meetings.

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26 Responses to “Perjury Charges Against Simmons Dropped”

  1. sunrisesunset Says:

    Say what? That woman is guilty and she knows it. INDICTED by a grand jury means there was probable cause. Something strange going on here. Simmons’ & Stokes make strange bedfellows. Shame on you Doug.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    IS THERE ANYONE THAT DIDNT SEE THAT ONE COMING FROM A MILE AWAY?? HOW COULD THERE NOT BE PROOF? WASNT THERE A VIDEO THAT CLEARLY SHOWED THAT SHE WASNT IN THE ROOM WHEN THE INCIDENT HAPPENED? IT MUST HAVE BEEN ENOUGH PROOF FOR THE GRAND JURY TO INDICTE HER . OLE STOKES DIDNT WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE IN COURT ….HE CAN CLAIM “WE” NEVER LOST A CASE..TRUTH IS THEY WONT TAKE ONE TO TRIAL ….

  3. JustMe Says:

    Good grief. Another cover-up!! What cha gonna do? I’ll tell you – just remember and be there when it counts! It always comes full-circle. Just remember!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    isn’t Stokes up for re-election th
    is Nov. If a video tape is not acceptable proof what does he consider to be real evidence?

    • sunrisesunset Says:

      Stokes must be green between the ears. Better go back to law school, Douglas. It appears you are lacking knowledge. Aren’t you supposed to be an honest person……being a Christian, and singing in the choir at Ebenezer Baptist Church?

  5. Oldman Says:

    Jonesboro is the sorriest town in the whole state.A whole lot of lying stealing and back stabbing sorry ” insert curse word”.Do a whole lot of studying before pulling the lever,remember they all will lie to you.For town mayor vote for Mike Holder,he will lie a whole lot less than the other candidates.He will do the town a good job.
    No.1 Mike Holder
    No.2 James Bradford
    No.3 Renee Stringer
    Mike Holder the best person for the job.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Simmons got the hook up going on all over the place!

    • David Says:

      Good Christian woman

      • sunrisesunset Says:

        Isn’t that so……Nope? Dishonest, lying woman.

        • David Says:

          I hope you realize that my comment was “tongue-in-cheek” – she has mastered the “it’s because he was black” argument – that is the only way she can “lead” – 10 – 12 like her in town that keep the whole race thing a major issue

          • sunrisesunset Says:

            Of course, David, I knew your statement was “tongue-in-cheek”. That’s why I responded as I did to your comment. I, too, added a little humor to my reply. Or, at least I attempted to add a little humor. We both know how the Queen Bee and King operates.

            Hope we are on the same page.

  7. Amused Says:

    It’s not the color of your skin, it’s how green your money is that gets things to happen around here

  8. Donald Marion Fowler Says:

    Oldman, will you bring me a gallon of gin? Old buddy?

    http://donaldmarionfowler2.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/jonesboros-mayorial-race/

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Didn’t miss his comments, i.e., the stench of his filthy mouth.

  10. Martin Ellis Says:

    Stokes really had no choice… he is ASSISTANT DA. A call like that is the DA’s. and an assistant has to do what he boss wants, and not publically disagree with administration’s policy.

    • Anonymous Says:

      An honest man will stand up to his boss and let him know he isn’t going to lie for him. Doug has always used his religion and church to hide behind the fact that he is just a money whore. He doesn’t care about wrong or right, just how much he is getting paid.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Follow the money…..the money knows the man!

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