Jefferson Davis County

A View of a Building and Three Flags

Circuit Court Terms

2nd Monday of March, One Week

Judge Prentiss Harrell
Grand Jury to Be Impaneled

1st Monday of April, Two Weeks

Judge Tony Mozingo

4th Tuesday of April, Two Weeks

Judge Claiborne “Buddy McDonald

3rd Monday of August, Two Weeks

Judge Prentiss Harrell

1st Tuesday of September, Two Weeks

Judge Tony Mozingo

3rd Monday of October, One Week

Judge Claiborne “Buddy” McDonald
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 Jefferson Davis County, for taking time from work and family to serve on the Grand Jury.

Law Enforcement

Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Office

Ron Strickland, Sheriff 
P.O. Box 339 
Prentiss, MS 39474  

Phone: (601) 792-5169

Prentiss Police Department 

Joe Bullock, Chief 
P.O. Box 1344 
Prentiss, MS 39474 

Phone: (601) 792-5198

Contact Info

15th District Attorney’s Office 
500 Courthouse Sq, Suite 3 
Columbia, MS 39429 
Phone: (601) 731-1476 
Fax: (601) 731-1489 

Staff Assigned

Assistant District Attorney

Reginald “Chip” Lewis 

Assistant District Attorney 

Carpenter Marsalis
Assigned to Violence Against Women Cases


William “Ben” White

Victim Services

Lauren Robertson
Learn more about victim services.

Bad Checks & Pre-Trial Administrator

Tabitha Nelson 
Learn more about bad checks.  

Litigation Support

Samantha Farlow

Services We Provide:

  • 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.
  • We give legal advice to law enforcement agencies.
  • We conduct educational programs on criminal topics for schools, religious, and civic groups.
  • We handle bad check cases.
  • We provide assistance to victims of crime.
  • We assist other law enforcement agencies in investigating complex crimes or crimes of an extremely serious nature.

Services We Do Not Provide:

  • We cannot give legal advice on civil (non-criminal) and divorce cases. This is prohibited by law.
  • We cannot recommend an attorney or bail bondsman to you.
  • 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.
  • We do not write letters asking for people to be released from prison or have their sentences changed.
  • 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 advice.