Special judge assigned to preside over Archie, Canton Municipal Utilities cases

Jess Dickinson
Jess Dickinson(WTOK)
Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 4:03 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Senior Status Judge Jess Dickinson will preside over two high-profile cases after the local judges recused themselves.

Monday, the Mississippi Supreme Court appointed Dickinson to preside over a case involving Hinds County District 2 Supervisor David Archie and the board of supervisors. Dickinson also was tapped to hear a case involving the state auditor, the Canton Municipal Utilities Commission and multiple other parties.

Both cases are pending in Hinds County Chancery Court.

Archie is seeking a court injunction on the board’s decision to remove him as vice president and president-elect.

State Auditor Shad White is seeking to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of the Canton Municipal Utilities Commission, including funds for contracts that were not pre-approved by CMUC board members.

Copyright 2021 WLBT. All rights reserved.