Lamar Co. judge suspended from the bench

LAMAR CO., MS (WDAM)- A Lamar County judge has been banned from the bench for 30 days.

The Mississippi Supreme Court suspended Lamar County Justice Court Judge Carol Ann Bustin Thursday. Back in April, the state's judicial performance commission filed a complaint when Bustin issued an arrest warrant for one of her client's ex-husband.

The commission recommended a public reprimand and a $500 fine. Thursday, the Supreme Court, in a 7-1 decision, added the suspension to those penalties.