TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Mar 7, 2016

Eighth Judicial District Judge Shayne Sexton today removed Campbell County General Sessions Court Judge Amanda Sammons from presiding over a child neglect case, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. Sammons is currently facing an investigation for her handling of the case, in which she is accused of changing the defendant’s charges without notifying her or prosecutors. Also today, the News Sentinel reports that a number of jailers with the Campbell County Sheriff's Office appeared in Sexton's court prepared to confirm that Sammons had changed the charge.