Madison County Judge Arrested for Simple Assault on a Vulnerable Person
February 13, 2015
Jackson, MS—A Madison County Judge has been arrested for simple assault on a vulnerable person, confirmed Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Madison County Justice Court Judge Bill Weisenberger turned himself in to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Thursday following indictment by a Madison County Grand Jury.
The indictment accuses the defendant of striking the vulnerable person in the head . The assault is alleged to have occurred during a visit to The Canton Flea Market.
“The law does not discriminate, and the Grand Jury has given us our marching orders,” said Attorney General Hood. “We look forward to presenting the facts of this case in court.”
The defendant was released on a $10,000 bond. If convicted, he faces up to five years behind bars. The charge against him is a felony.