JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge will be suspended without pay for 30 days and have to pay a fine for threatening to use a gun against a defendant in his courtroom.
State Supreme Court justices on Thursday publicly reprimanded Adams County Justice Court Judge Charles L. Vess. They also imposed the suspension and $1,100 fine that were recommended last year by the state Commission on Judicial Performance.
Vess will lose about $2,200 in pay during the suspension.
Like many justice court judges, Vess is not a lawyer.