- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed charges against a Tupelo man for allegedly threatening to shoot people during a discussion about a lawsuit against a local hospital.

Cortavius Javon Hampton had been accused of making the threat to federal court officials while talking to them over the phone about the status of a case he had filed against the North Mississippi Medical Center.

WTVA-TV in Tupelo reports (https://bit.ly/1kr6cyl ) federal prosecutors sought dismissal of the charges.

According to an indictment, authorities say during the conversation, Hampton stated he felt no one was listening and he would have to get a gun, go to the hospital and shoot some people.

Hampton underwent a psychiatric evaluation following his arrest on a federal indictment.

The order dismissing the case was signed Thursday.

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Information from: WTVA-TV, https://www.wtva.com

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