Former Madison County Judge sentenced for simple assault

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A former Madison County Judge was sentenced for simple assault on Wednesday.

Attorney General Jim Hood announced former Madison County Justice Court Judge Bill Weisenberger, 58, of Madison, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor simple assault charge.

Weisenberger was accused of hitting a person in the head at the Canton Flea Market in 2014.

Weisenberger was sentenced to six months in the Madison County Jail with six months suspended. That will be followed by three months of supervised probation and three months of unsupervised probation.

Weisenberger was also ordered to pay a $500 fine. That fine will go to the Crime Victims Fund. In addition, Weisenberger will serve 100 hours of community service at Our Daily Bread in Canton.

The former judge agreed to never seek public office or work in law enforcement again.

Weisenberger was arrested after an indictment by a Madison County Grand Jury in February 2015.

Weisenberger was suspended from his position by the Mississippi Supreme Court and he later lost a re-election bid.


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