What you folks see on Slabbed is a small fraction of the muck we are leaked on a regular basis such as the following arrest report of Fred “Dub” Hornsby back in 2017 after he was involved in a ruckus with his girlfriend. Slabbed has had this jewel for almost a year:
After Councilman Robby Ellis and his wife, Chelse, were arrested Saturday on domestic violence simple assault charges, the Sun Herald filed a records request to obtain the police incident report, arrest records and mugshots, along with the court documents.
However, the city denied access to the booking photos and the arresting officer’s full narrative.
Police Chief Wayne Payne said, “everything goes through the (city) attorney,” before any information is released.
In D’Iberville, W. Fred Hornsby III serves as both city attorney and prosecutor.
Why would Hornsby block the release of public information available everywhere else in the state? Perhaps it was his experience in Biloxi but it is appears more likely to be favorable treatment given the politically connected alleged perpetrators. And without the viewpoint of the police report for the public to see, you end up with an PR blitz from the alleged perpetrators massaging the message:
Though the couple declined to press charges against one another, state law allows law enforcement officials to make an arrest in a domestic violence case if they feel there is evidence.
Chelse Ellis made the call to D’Iberville police to come to their home around 8 p.m.
Ellis said he and his wife had an argument like most couples do, and he took her cellphone.
His wife, he said, got angry and slapped him. He used his arms to keep her back, he said ,which caused “a little redness around her neck.”
He said he had a “little mark on my upper lip.”
There you have it folks, they were just funnin’ and things got a little out of hand.
For the record, Hornsby fought the disorderly charge and beat the rap, kinda like the Ellis’ will, albeit with far less transparency in the system.
Back to the muck. I’ve been getting stuff on D’Iberville for a while now. Something tells me more of it will become topical as this case progresses, kinda like Hornsby’s 2017 arrest in Biloxi.