Former State Rep. Runs for First District DA

Elizabethton attorney and former state representative Jerome Cochran says he will seek the Republican nomination for First Judicial District Attorney General, the Elizabethton Star reports. Tony Clark is the current DA for Carter, Johnson, Unicoi and Washington counties. In making the announcement, Cochran cited “questionable decisions” by Clark in the charging of crimes and the prosecution of certain cases. The Carter County native also said he wants to aggressively target the methamphetamine “epidemic” by seeking substantial jail time for all-meth related crimes.