13th Chancery District Court 

2426 Pearl Avenue
P.O. Box 1137
Prentiss, MS 39474
Phone: 601-792-4204
Fax: 601-792-2894

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 Jefferson Davis County Chancery District Court:

  • Hon. David Shoemake
  • Hon. Gerald Martin

15th Circuit Court

1025 3rd Street
P.O. Box 1090
Prentiss, MS 39474
Phone: 601-792-4231
Fax: 601-792-4957

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 Jefferson Davis County Circuit Court:

  • Hon. Prentiss G. Harrell
  • Hon. Anthony A. Mozingo

Justice Court  

2335 Columbia Avenue
P.O. Box 1407
Prentiss, MS 39474
Phone: 601-792-5129
Fax: 601-792-5128
Email: lblanchard@co.jefferson-davis.ms.us

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 Jefferson Davis 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 Jefferson Davis County Justice Court:

  • Hon. Jurtyne R. Youngblood - Post 1
  • Hon. Calvin Graves - Post 2

Youth Court 

1027 3rd Street
PO Box 1444
Prentiss, MS 39474
Phone: 601-792-2065
Fax: 601-792-2894

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 Jefferson Davis County Youth Court:

  • Hon. Wesla Leech


John Allen Buffington

Public Defenders

Robert Benton Evans

Vanessa Jones