The county attorney in Oktibbeha County primarily handles prosecutorial duties in the Justice Court and represents the county in the drug court and youth court. The county attorney also handles DHS cases in youth court and some civil matters such as representing the commissioner of public safety and dealing with hardship driver's license requests from citizens convicted of DUI.
Roy Carpenter Jr. has served as county attorney for Oktibbeha County since 1983. He has also served as city prosecutor in Starkville since 1986 and is active in the Army National Guard. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from MSU before attending law school at the University of Mississippi.