Updated: Three court officials out in case against former deputy

By REGGIE ROSS
Staff Writer

A third public official has stepped away from a Justice Court case involving a former Grenada County Deputy Sheriff.

County Prosecuting Attorney Robbie Willis Wilson recused herself Monday afternoon, joining Justice Court Justices Leon Williamson and Jimmy Tallant, in a case involving Josh Dale.

The former law officer was in court last week after parents of two Grenada teenagers swore affidavits against him in connection with an incident that reportedly occurred in southeast Grenada County earlier this month.

According to justice court records, Dale is accused of simple assault on a minor and felony malicious mischief following an incident at a residence on Greensboro Road on May 2.

According to one affidavit, Dale is accused of causing bodily injury to a 17- year-old,  who said the former deputy forcibly entered a vehicle and tried to drag him out and then hit him in the face with a closed fist.

Another affidavit states that Dale, “got into a 15-year-old’s face and hit her underneath her left eye.”

The malicious mischief affidavit states that a pick up truck was damaged during the incident.

At the initial court hearing Thursday, May 14, Williamson recused himself. Tallant signed his recusal order Monday morning.

The case will now be assigned to another justice court judge by a fifth circuit judge.