Martin Perkins named interim county attorney for Hinds County

FILE PHOTO Hinds County Board of Supervisors Photo Credit: WJTV
FILE PHOTO Hinds County Board of Supervisors Photo Credit: WJTV

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Hinds County Board of Supervisors has appointed Jackson attorney Martin Perkins to serve as interim county attorney for six months to replace Sherri Flowers-Billups, who died last month.

Perkins, who’s been practicing law since 2009, has served as a deputy county attorney under Flowers-Billups, the first woman to hold the office which prosecutes cases in justice court, youth court, and handles some preliminary hearings for defendants charged with crimes in areas outside of Jackson and Clinton.

Board of Supervisors Attorney Peter Teeuwissen tells The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/2fX2qMh ) a special election for the post will occur next November. He recommended that Perkins be appointed on an interim basis.

When asked if he will run for the office in next year’s election, Perkins said he was keeping all his options open.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

 

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