Courts

1st Chancery District Court 

Prentiss County Government Annex
200 Bridge Street
PO Box 477
Booneville MS 38829
Phone: 662-728-8151
Fax: 662-728-2007
Website: www.firstchanctms.com

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 Prentiss County Chancery District Court:

  • Hon. Jacqueline Mask
  • Hon. Michael Malski
  • Hon. T.K. Moffett
  • Hon. John A. Hatcher

1st Circuit Court  

101 North Main Street
PO Box 727
Booneville MS 38829
Phone: 662-728-4611
Fax: 662-728-2006
Website: www.firstcircuitcourt.ms.gov

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 Prentiss County Circuit Court:

  • Hon. Thomas J. Gardner III
  • Hon. Paul S. Funderburk
  • Hon. Jim S. Pounds
  • Hon. James L. Roberts Jr.

Justice Court   

1901C East Chambers Drive
Booneville MS 38829
Phone: 662-728-8696
Fax: 662-728-2009

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 Prentiss 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 Prentiss County Justice Court:

  • Northern - Hon. Trent Moore
  • Southern - Hon. Angela White Pounds

Youth Court  

105 South Main Street
PO Box 59
Booneville MS 38829
Phone: 662-728-9453
Fax: 662-728-9455

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 Prentiss County Youth Court:

  • Hon. Bradley D. Tennison

County Prosecuting Attorney

The County Prosecuting Attorney represents the state in all felony matters before the county's justice court. Also, the County Attorney represents the state in criminal cases appealed form justice 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.

Allison A. Worley, Prosecutor
PO Box 430
Booneville MS 38829
Phone: 662-720-1141
Fax: 662-720-1142


District Attorney - 1st District

John Weddle, District Attorney
PO Box 7237
Tupelo MS 38802
Phone: 662.432-2800
Fax: 662.432-2831
Website: www.daweddle.com


Public Defenders

Prentiss County uses an contract public defender system to deliver right to counsel services. One or more private, non-salaried attorneys are paid per contract to work on indigent defense cases.