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District Attorney

Dewitt "Dee" Bates
District Attorney
14th Circuit Court District
Counties of Lincoln, Pike and Walthall

 

284 East Bay Street
Magnolia, MS 39652
601-783-6677
Fax: 601-783-5646

 

301 South First Street
Room 207
Brookhaven, MS 39601
601-833-3811
Fax: 601-835-2942

 

The District Attorney's office handles the prosecution of all felony cases bound over by the justice and city courts of the county. In addition to a crime victims' assistance staff, this office also has a Bad Check Unit and a Pre-Trial Intervention Program.

 

The district attorney's victims" assistance staff is available to aid victims of crimes in all aspects of court proceedings and preparations throughout the criminal justice process. This service extends also to finding and connecting them with resources available to victims such as counseling and crime victim's compensation funds.

The Pretrial Intervention Program allows defendants to repay restitution, court cost and attorney fees over a three year period and avoid having a felony conviction on their record. The program can last up to three years. During that time the defendant is supervised by the District Attorney staff and may be subject to monthly reporting, drug testing and other conditions. Upon completion of the program the case against the defendant is dismissed. The program began in October 1995 to collect restitution from defendants that had committed welfare fraud. Now along with welfare fraud we also allow defendants to enter the program that have committed the crime of felonious bad check, grand larceny, embezzlement and failure to support minor children.

The purpose of the District Attorney's check unit is to aid in the collection of "insufficient funds" and "account closed" checks that are passed in the 14th district. The service provided by our office is free to the victims except when a complaint is withdrawn at which time the law states a $30 withdrawal fee is required. The law orders that all other fees are paid by the offender. To obtain a packet explaining the procedure for filing a complaint or to get a sign for your cash register, simply call or visit either our Magnolia or Brookhaven office.

 

Magnolia Office Brookhaven Office

 

Dewitt "Dee" Bates
District Attorney

 

Diane Jones
Assistant District Attorney

 

Rodney G. Tidwell
Assistant District Attorney

 

Jonita Robinson
Victim Assistance Coordinator

 

Robert W. Byrd
Assistant District Attorney

 

JayeLynn Miceli
Legal Secretary

 

Timothy O. Jones
Assistant District Attorney

 

 

Brendon Adams
Assistant District Attorney

 

 

Phillip O'Brien
Criminal Investigator

 

 

Virginia Dale Sanders
Worthless Check Unit

 

 

Jamie Murrell
Victim Assistant Coordinator

 

 

Becky Sistrunk
Legal Assistant

 

 

Cindy Brownell
Legal Assistant

 

 

Gwen Jackson
Legal Secretary, Worthless Check Unit

 

 

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