Location: 301 E. Government Street, Brandon, MS 39042
Judges: Kent McDaniel & Thomas Broome
Prosecutor: Richard Wilson
Court Clerk: Rebecca N. Boyd
Phone Number: 601-825-1466
Mailing Address: 215 East Government Street, Suite A, Brandon, MS 39042
When Court Meets: Rankin County Courtschedules hearings Monday through Friday.
Rankin County Court has exclusive jurisdiction over eminent domain proceedings, juvenile hearings, disputes over the partitioning of private property, and cases involving unlawful entry. Rankin County Court splits jurisdiction with Rankin County Justice Court in civil and criminal proceedings. Rankin County Court also splits jurisdiction with Rankin County Chancery Court and Rankin County Circuit Court in cases involving disputes over $200,000. The Circuit Court may also assign non-capital felony criminal cases to Rankin County Court, if its docket is full. Judges Kent McDaniel and Thomas Broome serve as Rankin County Court Judges.
As one of the fastest growing counties in Mississippi, Rankin County consists of Brandon, Florence, Flowood, Pearl, Pelahatchie, Puckett, Richland, Sandhill, and Star. Several reasons for the rapid growth of Rankin County include the popularity of the Ross-Barnett Reservoir, which is a haven for all kinds of water-related activities; excellent family recreational and athletic facilities; and the rapid expansion of business in the County.
The local Police Departments in Rankin County all maintain jurisdiction within the city limits from which they draw their authority. The Rankin County Sheriff's Department, as well as the Mississippi Highway Patrol, also have jurisdiction in Rankin County. Arrests or tickets issued by these Officers generally end up in Rankin County Court.
For questions regarding your court date, or general information about the Rankin County Court, contact the Court Clerk, Rebecca N. Boyd. She may be contacted at 601-825-1466. However, the Clerk cannot offer legal advice or answer questions regarding your charges. For answers to these questions, you should contact experienced attorneys, like those at Coxwell & Associates. The attorneys at Coxwell & Associates handle these matters daily, and they are available to assist you with any legal questions you may have about your upcoming hearing.