TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jun 9, 2014

Steve Bebb, district attorney for Bradley, McMinn, Monroe and Polk counties, will leave office at the end of this month, taking retirement two months short of the end of his term, the Times Free Press reports. In a letter to state lawmakers in January, Bebb, 73, said he has heart trouble and has had bypass surgery. He declined to comment on the latest revelation. Bebb served three terms as criminal court judge before being elected district attorney. Over the last two years, he has been the subject of numerous investigations by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the state legislature and others. Gov. Bill Haslam will appoint an interim district attorney to oversee the final two months of the term. Steve Crump is set to take office Sept. 1.