Lamar Court

Circuit Court Terms

1st Monday of January, three (3) weeks

Judge Tony Mozingo

2nd Monday of February, two (2) weeks

Judge Claiborne “Buddy” McDonald

4th Monday of March, three (3) weeks

Judge Prentiss Harrell

4th Tuesday of April, three (3) weeks

Judge Tony Mozingo
Grand Jury to be impaneled

4th Monday of May, two (2) weeks

Judge Claiborne “Buddy” McDonald

3rd Monday of June, three (3) weeks

Judge Prentiss Harrell

1st Monday of August, three (3) weeks

Judge Tony Mozingo

3rd Monday of September, three (3) weeks

Judge Claiborne “Buddy” McDonald

2nd Monday of November, two (2) weeks

Judge Prentiss Harrell
Grand Jury to be impaneled

(These Court Terms are set by the Judges and are subject to change each year.)

Grand Jury Orientation

Thank you, the citizens of Lamar County for taking time from work and family to serve on the Grand Jury. Click Here to learn about serving on a Grand Jury.

Law Enforcement

Lamar County Sheriff’s Office

Danny Rigel, Sheriff
P. O. Box 352
Purvis, MS 39475
(P) 601-794-1005

Hattiesburg Police Department

Anthony Parker, Chief
#1 Government Plaza
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
(P) 601-544-7900

Lumberton Police Department

Larry Allen, Interim Chief
P. O. Box 211
Lumberton, MS 39455
(P) 601-796-8891

Purvis Police Department

Joey Walker, Chief
P. O. Box 308
Purvis, MS 39475
(P) 601-794-6512

Sumrall Police Department

Ellzey Cowart, Chief
P. O. Box 247
Sumrall, MS 39482
(P) 601-758-3531


Contact Info

Office of the 15th District Attorney
P.  O. Box 1208
Purvis, MS 39475

(P) 601-794-3510
(F) 601-794-1077

Staff Assigned

Assistant District Attorney

Kim Harlin (View Bio)
Assigned to County cases

Assistant District Attorney

Lauren Harless (View Bio)
Assigned to City cases

Assistant District Attorney

Carpenter Marsalis (View Bio)
Assigned to Violence Against Women Cases


Larry Moore

Victim Services

Jeff Caillouet
Click Here for Victim Services

Bad Checks & Pretrial Administrator

Tabitha Nelson
Click Here for Bad Checks

Litigation Support

Jessica Toland

Services We Provide

  1. We prosecute criminals who commit felony crimes. These are crimes of a serious nature such as murder, robbery, rape, child molestation, drugs, burglary and other crimes for which people can be sent to the state prison system.
  2. We give legal advice to law enforcement agencies.
  3. We conduct educational programs for schools, religious, and civic groups on criminal topics.
  4. We handle bad check cases. Click Here
  5. We provide assistance to victims of crime. Click Here
  6. We assist other law enforcement agencies in the investigation of complex crimes or crimes of an extremely serious nature.

Services We Do Not Provide

  1. We can not give you legal advice on civil (Non Criminal) and divorce cases. This is prohibited by law.
  2. We can not recommend an attorney or bail bondsman to you.
  3. We do not normally prosecute misdemeanor cases (Less serious criminal cases) handled in municipal or justice court. The city or county prosecuting attorney prosecutes these cases.
  4. We do not write letters asking for people to be released from prison or have their sentences changed.
  5. We do not give oral or written opinions to private citizens on whether or not it is legal to do a particular thing. You must consult a private attorney for that advise.

Meet Your District Attorney Hal Kittrell

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