Circuit Judge dies after serving 20 years - - Jackson, MS

Circuit Judge dies after serving 20 years

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MENDENHALL, MS (WLBT) - The judge who presided over the sexual battery guilty plea and sentencing of former Mendenhall Police Chief Jimbo Sullivan has died Wednesday.

Circuit Judge Robert Evans had been on medical leave from his district which includes Covington, Jasper, Simpson, and Smith counties.

Evans had been circuit judge there for nearly 20 years.

Governor Haley Barbour has organized a search committee for Evan's replacement.

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