Office of the District Attorney in Mississippi
For over 50 years, the 15th District Attorney’s Office has upheld its duty to represent the state with integrity and professionalism. Our District Attorney in Mississippi works with law enforcement and Assistant District Attorneys to provide justice for victims of crime and increase public safety.
Where We Serve
The 15th District Attorney’s Office is located in the South Central portion of the state, covering over 2,844 square miles. We serve the following counties in Mississippi with a combined population of more than 164,000:
Resource for Crime Victims
This website is a resource for the citizens of our district, especially individuals who have been victims of a crime. Find pertinent information regarding victim services and quick facts about reporting check fraud, receiving restitution for worthless checks, and paying court costs. You will also find information about add-on court.
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Help for Victims of Crime
If you are the victim of a crime, we can help. Our Victim Assistance Program gives you the support you need to recover from the physical, emotional, and financial effects of felony cases.
February 22, 2019 | ConvictionsMarion County, Mississippi – 15th Circuit Court District Attorney Hal Kittrell announces that on February 22, 2019, Thomas Joseph Crawford, 31, of Pearl River County, Mississippi, pled guilty to the 2nd degree murder of Sharon Lee Crawford, his grandmother. Crawford was sentenced to 40 years with 25 years to serve by Circuit Court Judge Anthony Mozingo. On August 15, 2018, the Pearl River County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 118 Robert Road, Picayune, MS for a welfare check on Sharon Lee Crawford. She was found to be unresponsive with apparent stab wounds to her body. Through the course and scope
February 22, 2019 | Convictions, SentencingColumbia, Mississippi – Fifteenth Circuit Court District Attorney Hal Kittrell announces that Terry Dustin Baughman of Foxworth, Mississippi, was convicted at trial on the charges of Felony Driving Under the Influence Fourth or Subsequent Offense and Possession of a Controlled Substance, Oxycodone on February 20, 2019, and was sentenced by Circuit Judge Anthony Mozingo on February 22, 2019, as a Habitual Offender to the maximum penalty provided for each charge. Baughman was sentenced to ten (10) years on Felony Driving Under the Influence Fourth or Subsequent Offense and three (3) years on the Possession of Oxycodone. Each sentence is to
September 18, 2018 | CasesPoplarville, Mississippi – 15th Circuit Court District Attorney Hal Kittrell announces that on September 18th, Gustavo Adolfo Lopez, 48, of Guatemala City, Guatemala, pled guilty to trafficking more than 3 pounds of heroin. Lopez was sentenced to 30 years in prison by Circuit Court Judge Hon. Claiborne McDonald, IV. This case stems from a traffic stop of Lopez on Interstate 59 in Pearl River County by Pearl River County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Quave. Deputy Quave located the 3 pounds of heroin inside a vehicle driven by Lopez. Lopez subsequently confessed that he was paid $5000.00 to pick up the heroin
August 2, 2018 | CasesPurvis, MS – 15th Circuit Court District Attorney Hal Kittrell announces that Joshua Miller was re-sentenced to Life without the possibility for parole for the murder of Kristin Aultman. This murder occurred on August 18, 1996. Miller was found guilty at trial in 1997 and sentenced to Life without the possibility of parole. A 2012 U.S. Supreme Court case, Miller v. Alabama, required the trial court to conduct a re-sentencing hearing to determine whether Miller should be sentenced to Life with the possibility of parole due to the fact that Miller was a minor at the time of the murder.
July 16, 2018 | SentencingPurvis, Mississippi – Fifteenth Circuit Court District Attorney Hal Kittrell announces that Jerry Wayne Nobles, 56, of Hattiesburg, MS, was sentenced to serve ten (10) years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections after being found guilty of voyeurism by a Lamar County Jury. During the two-day trial, Assistant District Attorneys Laurel Brinkley and Lauren Barnes Harless presented evidence to the jury showing that Nobles committed the crime in the restroom of a local retail establishment when Nobles exposed himself under the restroom stall then spied with lewd and licentious purpose into the stall at the 11-year-old victim.