- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) - A Campbell County judge has been indicted on four felony counts of official misconduct and temporarily suspended from performing judicial functions.

The Knoxville News Sentinel (https://bit.ly/2aNo1G0 ) reports that a county grand jury indicted General Sessions Judge Amanda Sammons on Wednesday in connection with two cases in which she was accused of lying and misusing her authority. The Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct issued a temporary suspension order Wednesday evening.

Sammons’ lawyer, Wade Davies, said in a statement that Sammons is innocent and can show she hasn’t committed any offense. He said Sammons will plead not guilty.

Sammons is expected to be booked Thursday and arraigned next week.

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Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, https://www.knoxnews.com

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