Ruffin Pleads Guilty to Charges

A man who had minor injuries from a gunshot after fleeing deputies earlier this year has pleaded guilty to the most serious charges against him.

Darrell Ruffin entered a guilty plea Monday to two counts of aggravated assault on law enforcement officers.

The charges stemmed from a Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department investigation of a suspicious vehicle May 4. Officials say Ruffin and another man led deputies on a high-speed chase.

"I thought it was a fair disposition of the case, considering the lesser offenses that the jury probably would have had to consider," said Dan Angero, assistant district attorney. "We felt like that was probably the best thing to do for everybody involved."

Ruffin was sentenced to 30 years, with 20 years suspended. He'll have to serve 10 years behind bars on the charges, as well as 5 years supervised probation after his release.

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  • by Anonymous on Nov 19, 2009 at 02:54 PM
    I don't know why y'all hating. If ya'll knew what really happened like i did you wouldnt be saying that. and if he was related to you like he is to me you would think differently about the situation.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 17, 2009 at 09:03 PM
    He should have set his ugly self down and he got everthing that he deserved.
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      by courtney on Mar 21, 2011 at 02:36 PM in reply to
      Watch what u say cause what goes around comes around trick
  • by Loretta Location: Meridian on Nov 17, 2009 at 03:56 PM
    10 Years for doing nothing wrong!!?? I think Mr. Ruffin being taken advantage of...
  • by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2009 at 07:56 PM
    10 years for trying to kill two deputies. That is pathetic. Maybe if they had died this would be taken more seriously. What a price to pay for justice.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2011 at 02:36 PM in reply to
      Don't speak on nothing u dnt kno bout
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