Marion Court

Circuit Court Terms

1st Monday of January, two (2) weeks

Judge Prentiss Harrell
Grand Jury to be impaneled

1st Monday of February, three (3) weeks

Judge Tony Mozingo

1st Monday of March, three (3) weeks

Judge Claiborne “Buddy” McDonald

3rd Monday of May, two (2) weeks

Judge Prentiss Harrell

4th Monday of June, two (2) weeks

Judge Tony Mozingo
Grand Jury to be impaneled

2nd Monday of July, two (2) weeks

Judge Claiborne “Buddy” McDonald

2nd Monday of September, two (2) weeks

Judge Prentiss Harrell

1st Monday of October, two (2) weeks

Judge Tony Mozingo

2nd Monday of November, two (2) weeks

Judge Claiborne “Buddy” McDonald

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

Grand Jury Orientation

Thank you, the citizens of Marion 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

Marion County Sheriff’s Office

Berkley Hall, Sheriff
Courthouse Square
Columbia, MS 39429
(P) 601-736-2711
(P) 601-736-5051

Columbia Police Department
Michael Kelly, Chief
201 Second Street
Columbia, MS 39429
(P) 601-736-8052


Contact Info

Office of the 15th District Attorney
500 Courthouse Square, Suite 3
Columbia, MS 39429

(P) 601-731-1476
(F) 601-731-1489

Staff Assigned

Assistant District Attorney

Laurel Brinkley (View Bio)
Assigned to county cases

Assistant District Attorney

Beau Stewart (View Bio)
Assigned to city cases

Assistant District Attorney

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


Larry Moore
Assigned to county cases

William “Ben” White
Assigned to city cases

Victim Services

Lauren Robertson
Click Here for Victim Services

Bad Checks & Pretrial Administrator

Tabitha Nelson
Click Here for Bad Checks

Administrative Assistant & Litigation Support

Kimberly Purvis

District Manager

Jacqueline McGee

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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