Trial date set in lawsuit over incarceration without bond

MGN Online

A federal judge will hear the case of the woman who sued Choctaw County.

Posted: Nov 28, 2018 5:07 PM

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) -- A federal judge has set a trial date for a woman suing Choctaw County after she spent nearly three months in jail without a bail hearing.

Judge Sharion Aycock set the jury trial to begin March 18 in the lawsuit filed by Jessica Jauch.

Jauch names the county and Sheriff Cloyd Halford in the lawsuit saying her constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail for 96 days without a bail hearing.

Jauch had been indicted for selling a small quantity of a prescription medication.

When she was arrested in 2012, the sheriff said she would have to remain in jail until the next term of Choctaw County Circuit Court to get bail.

The charges were later thrown out based on video evidence in the case.

A federal judge had previously thrown out the lawsuit stating she didn't have a right to a quick hearing because she had been indicted.

The Fifth U. S. Circuit of Appeals called Jauch's detention "unjust and unfair" and reinstated the lawsuit.

Article Comments

73° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 73°
70° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 70°
Broken Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 70°
64° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 64°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather