Lawrence County

Sideview of a Building, Trees and Sky

Circuit Court Terms

3rd Tuesday of January, Two Weeks

Judge Prentiss Harrell

4th Monday of February, Two Weeks

Judge Tony Mozingo 
Grand Jury to Be Impaneled

5th Monday of March, One Week

Judge Claiborne “Buddy” McDonald 

2nd Monday of June, One Week

Judge Prentiss Harrell

2nd Monday of July, Two Weeks

Judge Tony Mozingo

1st Monday of August, Two Weeks

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 Lawrence County, for taking time from work and family to serve on the Grand Jury.

Law Enforcement

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office 

Ryan Everett, Sheriff 
P.O. Box 155 
Monticello, MS 39654  

Phone: (601) 587-2961

Monticello Police Department

David Stanley, Chief 
P.O. Box 822 
Monticello, MS 39654

Phone: (601) 587-7732

New Hebron Police Department

George Walker, Chief 
P.O. Box 251 
New Hebron, MS 39140

Phone: (601) 694-2115 (City Hall)

Contact Info

15th District Attorneys 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.