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State trooper found not guilty of assault in Columbus

However, a judge did find Devodrick Sims guilty of malicious mischief..

Posted: Dec 12, 2019 7:28 PM
Updated: Dec 13, 2019 12:49 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) — A judge in Columbus Municipal Court found a Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper not guilty of assault in a domestic violence case.

However, the judge did find Devodrick Sims, 33, guilty of malicious mischief, a misdemeanor.

Devodrick Sims | Source: Lowndes County Sheriff's Office

City spokesman Joe Dillon said the judge ordered Sims to pay a $412 fine and restitution for a damaged windshield.

Court records showed the incident happened on November 11 at the Lehmberg Cove Apartments.

A woman accused Sims, who is based with the MHP in Starkville, of grabbing her by the arm and pushing her into a car door, striking her head.

The complaint alleged Sims damaged a vehicle by hitting the windshield with his fist.

He was not on duty at the time of the incident.

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