Victim of acid attack files lawsuit against former Webster County sheriff

Former Webster County sheriff, Tim Mitchell, has been named in a civil lawsuit by a woman who had acid thrown on her.

Posted: Jun 19, 2019 7:47 PM
Updated: Jun 19, 2019 7:57 PM

EUPORA, Miss. (WTVA) - Former Webster County sheriff, Tim Mitchell, has been named in a civil lawsuit by a woman who had acid thrown on her.

Felicia Robinson claims her husband, Daren Patterson, should have been in jail but was out on a weekend furlough when he attacked her in 2018.

Her attorney said there are two other defendants.

“Sheriff Mitchell, as policymaker of the county implemented certain policies or practices that, and we allege this in our complaint, that gave certain inmates a lot of latitude to do various things,” Attorney Matthew Wilson said.

The lawsuit claims her husband chased her with a car, and Eupora police responded and filed a report.

She also claims the former sheriff granted her husband another furlough two months later in November.

On Nov. 2, 2018, the lawsuit states Robinson called the Webster County jail to report that her husband had punched a hole in a wall.

She claims the dispatcher failed to dispatch a sheriff’s deputy to investigate.

After the phone conversation, Patterson attacked Robinson with sulfuric acid, according to the lawsuit.

Patterson is currently in the Chickasaw County jail, where he is serving the last four years of his eight-year sentence.

Robin’s attorney said the defendants will have 21 days to reply to the lawsuit once they are served a copy.

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