Former Madison County Judge Sentenced for Simple Assault
Jackson, Miss.- A former Madison County Judge was sentenced today for simple assault, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.
Former Madison County Justice Court Judge Bill Weisenberger, 58, of Madison, appeared before Senior Status Judge L. Breland Hilburn in Madison County Circuit Court, pleading guilty to misdemeanor simple assault. Weisenberger was accused of striking an individual in the head in an incident at the Canton Flea Market in 2014.
Judge Hilburn sentenced Weisenberger to serve six months in the custody of the Madison County Jail with six months suspended, followed by three months of supervised probation and three months of unsupervised probation. Additionally, Weisenberger was ordered to pay a $500 fine, $500 to the Crime Victims Fund and serve 100 hours of community service at Our Daily Bread in Canton. He agreed to never seek public office or work in law enforcement again.
"Today's sentence represents the final chapter in a very unfortunate and unusual case," Attorney General Hood said. "I want to thank Judge Hilburn's sentence and his order to the defendant to serve community service hours. We also sincerely appreciated working with the victim and his family in their pursuit of justice."
Weisenberger was arrested in February 2015 following an indictment by a Madison County Grand Jury. In April 2015, he was suspended from his position by the Mississippi Supreme Court. He later lost a re-election bid.
The case was investigated by Perry Tate and prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Stan Alexander of the Attorney General's Public Integrity Division, following recusal by the Madison County District Attorney's Office.
Sent from my BlackBerry Passport