Quitman County Sheriff’s Office
233 Chestnut Street
Marks, Mississippi  38646
Phone 662-326-3131
Fax 662-326-9550


Jessie W. Anderson, Deputy Sheriff


Ben Gray Barringer, the youngest sheriff ever enrolled on the county records (1936)

Charles C. Barringer, Sheriff

Joe Blackmon


John Addison Cooper


Robert Frazier, deputy sheriff


Harvey C. Green was sheriff of the county when Betzel was to be hanged, and it is said that the duty involved in this case affected him so much that he appointed Captain N. A. Smith, erstwhile resident, a deputy for a day, so he might “spring the trap.”  Captain Smith had no feeling in the matter and performed the duty according to law.


Marion Hamblett, Deputy Sheriff

Louie Vardaman Harrison, Sheriff 1956-59 and 1968-71

S. S. Hatfield, deputy sheriff

Clint Henderson, Sheriff.  The Cofer trial, 1928-1932, was held during his term in office.  Cofer, with several accomplices, was tried for murdering a man named Truitt, who was in the employ of the United States as a prohibition officer.  Cofer, with his family, lived in Yalobusha County, but plied his trade, bootlegging, all over the surrounding territory.  He discerned or was told, that Truitt was “after him,” so he stepped up on the porch of the man’s home at night, called him out and shot him.  Counsel was selected from the leading law firms of the state, and a hard fight on both sides was made.  The first trial, lasting only a week, was a mistrial; the second trial brought a verdict of conviction, but on being carried to Supreme Court, was reversed.  Then came the tug of war, or legal battle lasting three weeks, and finally ended with Cofer spending his remaining days at Parchman.


G. C. Jones


Percie Lee Lamar, Deputy Sheriff


Gene Manser, Deputy Sheriff

Floyd McArthur, Deputy Sheriff

Thomas Philey McArthur, Sheriff


Fred W. Nobles, Deputy Sheriff


Oliver Parker, Jr.

James F. Phipps, Sheriff

J. T. Phipps, 1st Sheriff


Henry Richardson, Deputy Sheriff


Jake E. Tullis, Deputy Sheriff

William Venoy Turner, Sheriff 1904-1907


Joseph Bigger White, Sheriff, 1896-1899

Terry Williams, Jr., Deputy Sheriff

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