Germantown Eyes 3 for City Prosecutor

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider three recommendations from City Attorney Tom Cates to replace former senior prosecutor Joe Lee Wyatt, who resigned earlier this month after being charged with driving under the influence and refusing to submit to a breath or blood alcohol test. Of eight applicants, Cates has placed Christopher Nearn, Jennifer Nichols and Charles Bell Jr. on his short list. Nichols and Bell work in the Shelby County District Attorney General's Office. Nearn is a Collierville prosecutor who previously served as prosecutor in Bartlett City for nine years. He focuses on litigation, family, insurance, personal injury and mediation in private practice at Waldrop, Barnett, Lazarov & Nearn PC. Learn more about the candidates in The Commercial Appeal