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Federal judge dismisses charges in hospital threat

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 8/07/2014 4:27 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- A federal judge has dismissed the charges against a Tupelo man for threatening to shoot people during a discussion about a lawsuit against a local hospital.

The judge issued the order at the request of the U. S. Attorney in the case of Cortavius Javon Hampton, 24.

Hampton was indicted of making the threat to federal court officials while talking to them over the phone about the status of a case he had filed against the North Mississippi Medical Center.

According to an indictment handed down in March of 2013, court officials say at one point during the conversation, Hampton stated he felt no one was listening and he would have to get a gun, go to the hospital and shoot some people.

Hampton underwent a psychiatric evaluation following his arrest on a federal indictment.

The order dismissing the case was signed Thursday.
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