2 plead guilty in December 2020 Canton murder
Two men have pleaded guilty in the December 2020 fatal shooting of a Canton man whose body was found at the Canton Sportsplex.
Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Bubba Bramlett announced Tuesday that both Jaheen Harris, 18, and Tyjerious Sims, 20, pleaded guilty to the murder of Dario Robinson.
Bramlett said Judge Dewey Arthur sentenced Harris to life in prison for the murder of Robinson and added 10 years consecutive to his life sentence for the assault on the detention officer. Sims pleaded to second-degree murder, which carries up to 40 years without parole Bramlett said he would be sentenced at a later date.
On Dec. 18, 2020, Robinson was found shot to death in the Canton Sportsplex parking lot.
Through an exhaustive investigation by both the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and the Canton Police Department, it was determined that Sims and Harris robbed Robinson of his wallet and car and Harris shot Robinson.
Officers were able to locate Robinson’s car outside of Canton. The suspects had attempted to set it on fire. Officers also located Robinson’s car keys inside Sim’s house. Bramlett said cellphone analytics also tied Sims and Robinson to the area during the time of the robbery and murder.
Both suspects were subsequently arrested and gave confessions to law enforcement.
Once booked into the jail, Harris assaulted a detention officer which led to additional charges for aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.
He pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.