County Courts

Circuit Court (9th Judicial District)

120 Locust Street
PO Box 218
Rolling Fork, MS 39159
Phone: 601-873-2755
Fax: 601-873-6045

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 Sharkey County Circuit Court

  • Hon. M. James Chaney, Jr.
  • Hon. Isadore Patrick

Chancery Court (9th Chancery District)

120 Locust Street
PO Box 218
Rolling Fork, MS 39159
Phone: 601-873-2755
Fax: 601-873-6045

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 Chancery Court has jurisdiction over juvenile matters in the county. Youth related cases heard in the Chancery Court include matters involving delinquent children, children in need of supervision, and neglected and/or abused children.

The following judges preside over the Sharkey County Chancery Court

  • Hon. Marie Wilson
  • Hon. Vicki Barnes
  • Hon. Jane R. Weathersby

Sharkey County Justice Court

120 Locust Street
PO Box 235
Rolling Fork, MS 39159
Phone: 662-873-6140
Fax: 662-873-0154

The Justice Court resides over a myriad of matters, from law suits $3500.00 and under to evictions. Traffic tickets issued by the State Highway Patrol and the Sharkey County Sheriff's Department are resolved in the Justice Court, as well as Gaming and Fishing 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.

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The following judges preside over the Sharkey County Justice Court:

  • Post 1 - Hon. Charles L. Smith
  • Post 2 - Hon. Elvis Clark Secoy

Justice Court Staff:

  • Princess Bethely, Clerk
  • Belinda Cooper, Deputy Clerk