Southaven parks & rec director fired two weeks after failed conviction appeal

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Southaven’s parks and recreation director Michael Mullins has been fired, an alderman confirmed to WREG.

“We terminated Mike Mullins as Southaven Park Director, and appointed Wes Brown,” said Shirley Beshears, after a specially called meeting on Mullins’ employment was held.

All of the other aldermen refused comment, including Mayor Darren Musselwhite, citing a personnel issue.

But Beshears, the only woman on the board, said she sympathized with the assault victim.

“We’re not going to tolerate assault conviction by department heads,” Beshears said.

The woman Mullins inappropriately touched worked in the same building as he.

She told us, “I feel sorry for his family, but am proud the city did the right thing.”

Mullins was found guilty last year, and lost an appeal earlier this month.

12 comments

  • southaven resident

    Stupid comment. He doesn’t have money or power. The so called victim is hoping that’s the case I’m sure though. Let’s see how long it takes before she starts seeking some cash payout.

    • Bobbyie Stokes

      So what if she gets paid. Women are tired of going along with the BS on these jobs just to keep it. No one should have to work under those circumstances. That’s probably not the only woman that the old dog has done this too. He let that Director’s position when to his old head.

      • Bobbyie Stokes

        Bobbyie Stokes

        So what if she gets paid. Women are tired of going along with the BS on these jobs just to keep it. No one should have to work under those circumstances. That’s probably not the only woman that the old dog has done this too. He let that Director’s position (when) went to his old head.

      • Southaven Citizen

        The news failed to mention that the woman knew this man for 20 years before he was even hired as the Parks and Rec director, and they failed to mention that he was the one that kept Smith and Brumley from going under. Now, Bobbyie Stokes, that old dog you speak of has friends and a family, so before you cast a stone be sure that one wouldnt be cast back at you. Once again another uninformed idiot making comments. Educate yourselves, then speak, and try not to sound like an idiot please.

    • Southaven Citizen

      You can try, and then we can get you the facts before you open your mouth. This false reporting on the incident is close to slander/defamation of character. Terrie you talk very tough behind that computer. Careful what you post to the public.

  • dorian grey

    The reporting by news channel 3 was right on target.It’s well know that the ‘good ole boys’ system is alive and well in Southaven city government as well as Desoto county government.The only difference between today and a few years ago it’s better hidden today.I’m not surprised that it took this long for Southaven to fire this man.The government watchdog groups will be keeping a close eye on Southaven and the rest of Desoto county administration too.

    • Southaven Citizen

      Cute Dorian, very cute, now I would like for your evidence as to this story being 100% accurate to come forth, actually I would love for you to tell me the truth in person. Since you seem to know everything about it. Your response is awaited

  • Monica

    These responses are from his kids I’m sure. They don’t want to face the truth. Were they there when he sexually assaulted the woman?No! So, stay out of it. daddy is a grown man.

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