October 19, 2021

Two Men Plead Guilty to Murder of Canton Man at Canton Sportsplex

Mary Apel

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Bubba Bramlett announced today that both Jaheen Harris and Tyjerious Sims pled guilty to the murder of Dario Robinson.

On December 18, 2020, Dario 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 Tyjerious Sims and Jaheen 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.

Cell phone analytics also tied Sims and Robinson to the area during the time of the robbery and murder. Both suspects were 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 pled guilty to first degree murder and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

Judge Dewey Arthur sentenced Harris to life in prison for the murder of Robinson and added ten years consecutive to his life sentence for the assault on the detention officer. Sims pled to second degree murder, which carries up to forty (40) years without parole. He will be sentenced at a later date.

Photo: Jaheen Harris (L) Tyjerious Sims (R)

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