TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 8, 2014

As new district attorneys take stock of the offices they have inherited, a number are pledging to do things differently. In Knox County, Charme Allen has made a number of personnel changes, including naming ADA Samuel Lee to serve as her chief deputy, Bill Crabtree as head of the special units division, Leland Price as deputy DA over criminal court cases and Kyle Hixson as deputy DA over general sessions cases. In Putnam County, Bryant Dunaway plans to start dealing more harshly with repeat offenders, reduce the use of plea bargains and reduce the illegal sale and abuse of prescription drugs. In Rutherford County, new DA Jennings Jones is working to secure funds to hire a DUI prosecutor. And in Carroll County, Matt Stowe has pledged to open a number of cold cases, including the Holly Bobo case, and is considering hiring an assistant DA to handle such cases. Read more about these changes in Knoxnews, the Herald Citizen, the Murfreesboro Post and WSMV TV.