Lumbley gets $5,000 bond for threat against Supervisor Jackson


John Lumbley, the man who threatened the life of Warren County Supervisor Shawn Jackson on social media Saturday, made his initial court appearance Monday.

He is charged with terroristic threatening via an electronic device. Justice Court Judge Edwin Woods set Lumbley’s bond at $5,000.

Lumbley’s threat was delivered in a Facebook comment in response to a story by the Vicksburg Daily News that Jackson had requested a special meeting of the Warren County Board of Supervisors to remove the now-retired Mississippi flag from county properties.

 “These N*****s fixing to get shot,” he wrote, among other things.

The District Attorney’s Office made a special request that the terms of Lumbley’s bond include ankle monitoring and no contact with Jackson.

Supervisors voted Monday to remove the flag, the last in the nation to contain Confederate symbolism, from county properties.

Lumbley’s case is now bound over to a future term of the Warren County grand jury.