Vancleave man convicted on domestic violence charges

Darrell Ray Morris

A Vancleave man was convicted of multiple domestic violence offenses after trying to kidnap his ex-wife.

Jackson County District Attorney Angel Myers McInrath said 43-year-old Darrell Ray Morris was convicted Friday of aggravated stalking, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, attempted kidnapping and domestic violence 4th offense.

He was sentenced to the maximum terms for each charge and will serve a total of 30 years in prison.

Morris was arrested in September 2020 after he tried to kidnap his ex-wife using a gun. He was arrested after a four-hour standoff.

“In addition to it being a harrowing experience for the victims, domestic violence matters are some of the most dangerous calls for law enforcement to answer,” said McIlrath. “I’m thankful we were able to get justice for this victim and she is thriving in life.

“There is help and hope for victims of domestic violence. If you are in an abusive relationship, I encourage you to call the Gulf Coast Center for Non-Violence Crisis Line at 800-800-1396.”

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