Campbell Sworn in as New Criminal Judge

Longtime prosecutor John Wheeler Campbell was sworn in as a Shelby County criminal court judge on Friday. He was to take the bench for the first time today. Campbell -- who replaces Judge John Fowlkes, who resigned in July to become a federal district court judge -- has worked in the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office since 1985, most recently serving as deputy district attorney general. Prior to joining the DA’s office, he was an assistant public defender. Read about his new post in the Commercial Appeal