3rd Chancery Court 

First Judicial District
14400 Main Street
PO Box 260
Coffeeville MS 38922
Phone: 662.675.2716
Fax: 662.675.8004
Second Judicial District
201 Blackmur Drive
PO Box 664
Water Valley MS 38965
Phone: 662.473.2091
Fax: 662.473.3622

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 Yalobusha County Chancery District Court:

  • Hon. Percy Lynchard, Jr.
     
  • Hon. Mitchell M. Lundy, Jr.
     
  • Hon. Vicki B. Daniels

17th Circuit Court  

First Judicial District
14400 Main Street, Ste 1
PO Box 260
Coffeeville MS 38922
Phone: 662.675.8187
Fax: 662.675.8004
Second Judicial District
201 Blackmur Drive
PO Box 1431
Water Valley MS 38965
Phone: 662.473.1341
Fax: 662.473.5020

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 Yalobusha County Circuit Court:

  • Hon. Robert P. Chamberlin
     
  • Hon. Smith Murphey
     
  • Hon. Jimmy McClure
     
  • Hon. Gerald Chatham

Justice Court  

District 1
PO Box 218
Coffeeville MS 38922
Phone: 662.675.8115
Fax: 662.675.8188

The Justice Court presides over a myriad of civil suits. Traffic tickets issued by the State Highway Patrol and the Yalobusha 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. 

The following Judges preside over the Yalobusha County Justice Court:

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District 1
Hon. Janet Caulder

District 2
Hon. Steve Riley

Youth Court  

201 Blackmur Drive
PO Box 664
Water Valley MS 38965
Phone: 662.473.2091
Fax: 662.473.3622

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 Yalobusha County Youth Court:

  • Hon. Daniel M. Martin, Special Master
     
  • Hon. James P. Vance

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.

Gail Barton, Prosecutor
PO Box 95
Oakland MS 38948
Phone: 662.623.0043
Fax: 662.623.0698


District Attorney - 17th District

John W. Champion, District Attorney
101 Eureka Street
Batesville, MS 38606
Phone: 662.563.6636
Fax: 662.563.6652
Website: www.msda17.com

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