17th Chancery District Court
Nakia Stewart Anderson, Clerk
Cases heard in the Chancery Court include domestic/family matters, divorce, child custody, property division, adoptions, alimony, estates of descendants, land issues (titles, contracts), emancipation (declaring a minor to be 21 for work purposes), property title confirmation, property disputes (over $50,000), insurance settlements to minors, and commitments of mentally disabled.
The following Judges preside over the Wilkinson County 17th Chancery District Court:
- Hon. E. Vincent Davis Court dates: 1st Wednesday of each Month
Hon. George Ward Court dates: 3rd Wednesday of each Month
Circuit Court - 6th District
J. Lynn Tolliver Delaney, Clerk
FEBRUARY JUNE OCTOBER
The Circuit Court has original jurisdiction over all civil and criminal matters not vested exclusively in another court. Most Circuit Court cases are heard by juries.
The following Judges preside over the Wilkinson County Circuit Court:
- Hon. Lillie Blackmon-Sanders, Senior Judge
- Hon. Debra W. Blackwell
D'Vasha Nelson, Clerk
Linda Billeaudeau, Deputy Clerk
PO Box 40
Woodville MS 39669-0040
The Justice Court resides over a myriad of matters, from civil suits to delinquent mobile home taxes. Traffic tickets issued by the State Highway Patrol and the Wilkinson County Sheriff's Department are resolved in the Justice Court, as well as Public Service tickets, Gaming, Fishing and Marine Reserve tickets.
This Court hears all matters with regard to DUIs and violations of County ordinances. All felony cases are first heard in the Justice Court for initial appearance and the filing of affidavit. Judges from this office have court sessions at the jail three times each week to ensure each person's right to have an initial court appearance within three days of arrest.
The following Judges preside over the Wilkinson County Justice Court:
- East - Hon. Ernest Smith
- West - Hon. Lee Dixon
Thomas L. Rosenblatt
Cases heard in the Youth Court include matters involving delinquent children, children in need of supervision, and neglected and/or abused children.
The following Judges preside over the Wilkinson County Youth Court:
County Prosecuting Attorney
The County Prosecuting Attorney represents the state in all felony matters before the county's justice or county court. Also, the Prosecuting Attorney represents the state in criminal cases appealed from justice or county court to circuit court, can present matters to the grand jury, is responsible for all misdemeanor youth court proceedings and all other cases not specified to the District Attorney.
County Prosecutor David Shep Crawford
PO Box 1175
Woodville MS 39669
District Attorney - 6th District
The District Attorney is elected for a four-year term and is part of the Mississippi state court system. Representing the state, the office prosecutes the felony, misdemeanor and juvenile cases that occur in Wilkinson County.
District Attorney Asst. District Attorney
Shemeca Collins Patrick Beasley