By Mack Spencer


TYLERTOWN — An altercation between two Walthall County employees has led to charges filed in justice court.

Murel Dean Magee, who worked as the courthouse janitor, filed an affidavit on Sept. 18 with the court alleging simple assault  against comptroller Cindy Ginn.

Magee alleged in her filing that Ginn on Sept. 17 “did purposely, knowingly and unlawfully attempt to put (Magee) in fear of serious bodily harm” by saying she would slap her.

Ginn told the Tylertown Times that she had an encounter with Magee, but would not elaborate further on the advice of her attorney.

Justice Court Clerk LaShunda Magee  said no court date has been set, and judges Ryan Bruhl and Carl Montgomery Jr. had both recused themselves. A judge from another county will hear the case instead.

Ginn met with supervisors in executive session Wednesday on a “personnel matter.” No further details were given, and no action was reported.

Sheriff Kyle Breland said rumors that Ginn had been arrested in connection with the charge were false. The sheriff's department had no charges in connection to the case.

Magee is no longer working in the courthouse. County officials asked supervisors and Chancery Clerk Shannon Fortenberry about access to cleaning supplies during Wednesday’s meeting.

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