County Prosecutor 2024-2028 Term
Wayne County Prosecutor Curtis Bates
Office Telephone: 601-735-7006
County Prosecutor’s responsibilities
The Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney, elected at-large for a four-year term, represents the state in all investigations involving a felony before the justice court. He or she also appears before justice court judges and prosecutes all cases against people charged with offenses.
The county prosecuting attorney may present any matter to the grand jury of his or her county, and has full responsibility for all misdemeanors, youth court proceedings and all other cases not specifically granted to the district attorney.
The prosecuting attorney is required to be a regular licensed and practicing lawyer.