TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 7, 2015

At any given time, hundreds of criminal cases are pending in the Third Judicial District, so Circuit Court Judge Alex Pearson is doing his part to make the docket a little more manageable, the Greeneville Sun reports. Pearson will spend two weeks this month hearing criminal court cases in Greene County. Criminal Court Judge John F. Dugger Jr. has seen has caseload grow from 1,500 cases nine years ago to 2,239 cases last year, mostly due to prescription drug abuse which drives property crimes, impaired driving and other drug crimes.