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Hattiesburg woman accused of threatening judges fit to stand trial

Debbie Foret. Source: LCSO Debbie Foret. Source: LCSO
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A Hattiesburg woman accused of threatening three judges has been found fit to stand trial after undergoing a psychiatric evaluation, according to the Associated Press.

Debbie Foret, 52, was indicted on four charges by a Forrest County grand jury in December 2016.

Those charges were:

  • three counts of retaliation against a public servant
  • cyberstalking 

Foret is accused of threatening Hattiesburg Municipal Court Judge Jerry Evans, Chancery Judge Johnny Williams and Chancery Judge Rhea Sheldon.

In August of 2016 Foret barricaded herself in a Lamar County home when officers with the U.S. Marshals Service attempted to serve a warrant for her arrest. 

A five hour stand-off ensued before she was taken into custody without incident.     

Foret is expected to stand trial August 22.    

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