Assistant District Attorneys


Robert Evans

Assistant District Attorney  |
Robert Evans is an Assistant District Attorney assigned to the Sunflower County office located in Indianola, MS. He attended the Mississippi College School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate Degree.  Robert Evans has been licensed to practice law in the State of Mississippi since 1980.


John L. Herzog, Jr.

Assistant District Attorney |
John L. Herzog Jr. is an Assistant District Attorney for the Fourth Judicial District who works primarily out of the Greenville Office. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and History. John graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he earned a criminal law certificate with an honors distinction. He is licensed to practice law in Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia and is active in the Mississippi Prosecutors Association, where he has served as a member of the Board of Directors for several years.

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Timothy Jones

Assistant District Attorney |
Tim Jones is an Assistant District Attorney assigned to the Leflore County office located in Greenwood, MS. Tim Jones received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration from the University of Mississippi.  He later received his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1992.  Tim Jones is a seasoned prosecutor who has been licensed to practice law in the State of Mississippi since 1992.

Kaylon McCou, ADA

Kaylon A. McCou

Assistant District Attorney |
Kaylon A. McCou serves as an Assistant District Attorney for the Fourth Judicial District stationed in the Washington County office. Born in Houston, Texas, McCou considers himself a Mississippian—having been raised and educated in Jackson, MS. A proud product of Jackson Public Schools, McCou went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Jackson State University and Juris Doctor from Mississippi College School of Law with Honors. During his matriculation at MC Law, McCou had the opportunity and privilege of serving as an Intern for the Public Integrity Division of the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office and, later, the Mississippi Supreme Court in the Chambers of the Honorable Justice Jim Kitchens. McCou is an active member of the Magnolia Bar, National Bar, and Mississippi Prosecutors Associations.


Takiyah H. Perkins

Assistant District Attorney |
Assistant District Attorney Takiyah H. Perkins is a native of the Mississippi Delta.  She was born, raised, and educated in Greenwood Leflore County School District.  She matriculated to the historic Tougaloo College where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science.  ADA Perkins proceeded to further her educational desires by attending University of Mississippi School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate.

While serving at the District Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Judicial District under the leadership of District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson, ADA Perkins has tried numerous felony cases in Leflore, Sunflower, and Washington Counties.  These felony cases range from drug crimes to capital murders.  Since stationed at the Washington County Office, ADA Perkins has remained dedicated to the community and maintaining justice. She has proven herself to be an aggressive prosecutor who holds defendants accountable for their actions, all while ensuring that their rights are protected and that the victims and families of victims receive justice. During her career as a trial attorney, ADA Perkins has practiced with dignity, integrity, and reverence for the Court.  ADA Perkins is a member of the Mississippi Prosecutors Association where she has served on the board of directors and she currently serves as the Fourth Circuit Court Drug Court liaison in the Washington County office.

Trish Rodgers, ADA

Patricia “Trish” Rodgers

Assistant District Attorney |
Trish Rodgers is a graduate of the University of Mississippi (2005) and the University of Mississippi School of Law (2008). While in law school at Ole Miss, she participated in the Prosecution Function Class in 2007.  As part of the class’s requirements, she worked at the Office of the District Attorney in Greenwood, then held by Joyce Chiles and was under the leadership of then Assistant District Attorney, Brad McCullouch. Trish was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2008 and worked for two years with the Department of Human Services’ Child Support Division. In 2011 Trish and Katie Mills opened Mills and Rodgers, L.L.C., where Trish focused primarily on criminal defense and domestic and property law. She became an assistant district attorney for the Fourth District in September of 2015.

Trish and her husband Erick have been married since 2007. She is a native of Isola, Mississippi and now lives in Greenwood. Trish is a member of the Leflore County Bar Association, First Presbyterian Church in Greenwood and is a Life Member of Greenwood’s Chapter of Junior Auxiliary.

Breaking News


Jackie Jackson sentenced to 40 years

Greenville, MS –Washington County resident Jackie Jackson, pled guilty to Second Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, and Jail Escape in Washington County Circuit Court, District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson announced today. Richardson said, “Jackie Jackson was set for trial this week […]... read more


Repeat Drug Offender Sentenced to 25 YEARS

Greenville, MS—Roy Merrill, aka “Roy Epps,” pled guilty Thursday afternoon in Washington County Circuit Court to five counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent, District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson announced today. Set to go to trial, Merrill instead […]... read more


Trinard Maxon found Guilty of Second Degree Murder and Firearm Enhancement

Greenville, MS – In Washington County Circuit Court, Trinard Maxon, 30 yoa, was found guilty after two days of testimony for the shooting death of Byron Hall, Jr. 23 yoa at the time of his death, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson […]... read more


DA’s Worthless Check Unit Collects $21,955 for Washington County

Greenville, MS- District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson announced today that the Worthless Check Unit delivered $21,955.78 to Washington County Tax Collector Patricia Lee. The almost $22,000 represents money collected from bad check writers by the DA’s Worthless Check Unit. Lee […]... read more



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Our Mission

The mission of the District Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Circuit Court, under the direction of
W. Dewayne Richardson, is to seek justice in order to maintain an environment of safety, security and lawful behavior for the citizens of the Fourth District.

The Office of the District Attorney uses lawful and reasonable methods to successfully identify and prosecute those who commit felony crimes. When a crime occurs, the Office of the District Attorney diligently pursues the indictment and conviction of those responsible, while adhering to all rights of the Victim, ensuring the victim is being provided all direct services applicable, and acknowledging all constitutional safeguards for the accused.

The District Attorney’s Office for the Fourth
District’s goal is to work with law enforcement and the judiciary to punish those who break our laws with adequate punishment. Every representative of the Office of the District Attorney pledges their commitment and full support to the protection of all citizens within the Fourth Circuit Court District.


Greenville Office
P.O. Box 426
Greenville MS 38702
[P] 662.378.2105
[F] 662.332.4665

Indianola Office
P.O. Box 1046
Indianola, MS 38751
[P] 662.887.4306
[F] 662.887.6275

Greenwood Office
P.O. Box 253
Greenwood, MS 38935
[P] 662.453.1089
[F] 662.451.7291

Judicial Process

Citizen's Involvement in the criminal justice system typically begins with them being a victim, witness, or defendant of a crime. Arrests are made generally by a judge-issued warrant or by a police officer observing a crime in process. Law enforcement may also arrest someone if it has probable cause to believe the person committed a criminal offense. When individuals are arrested they are routinely advised of their Miranda Rights upon arrest, advising them that they have the right to remain silent and that anything they say will be used against them in court. On being questioned, defendants have the right to have their attorney present or to have one appointed if they are indigent.

Felony defendants appear at a first appearance and have the charges reviewed. A judge will inquire if the defendant has an attorney. If low income, the defendant may qualify for a court-appointed lawyer. No plea is entered at this time unless the defendant wishes to plead guilty or waives indictment and has an attorney present. All felony cases are presented to a grand jury in the county that the crime was committed. In the State of Mississippi, only a grand jury has the authority to indict an individual for a felony offense and require them to stand trial for the charges alleged in an affidavit and indictment.

If an indictment is issued, the defendant is bound over to stand trial or enter a guilty plea to the crimes alleged. When a criminal trial occurs all 12 jurors must find the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Sentences are decided by Circuit Court Judges in all criminal matters. In most cases a recommendation is made regarding imprisonment, probation, fines and restitution.