State high court suspends, fines Lee judge

Lee County Justice Court Judge Rickey W. Thompson was suspended from office for 30 days without pay, effective Thursday.

The Mississippi Supreme Court announced the suspension and that Thompson will be fined $2,000 and assessed a $100 fee before he’s publicly reprimanded in circuit court.

In August 2009, Thompson was accused of “willful misconduct in office” by the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance, which recommended the penalties to the Supreme Court.