- Associated Press - Monday, December 17, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is naming a deputy prosecutor to take over as district attorney in suburban Jackson.

Bryant on Monday named 55-year-old John K. “Bubba” Bramlett Jr. to succeed Michael Guest in Madison and Rankin counties.

Guest will step down Dec. 31 to serve in Congress. Bramlett will serve the final year of the four-year term as district attorney.

Bramlett has been an assistant district attorney in the two counties since 2015, prosecuting cases in Madison County including drug possession, drug trafficking, kidnapping, aggravated assault and murder. It’s his second stint as assistant district attorney, having prosecuted crimes against children from 2000 to 2004.

In between, Bramlett was in private practice. From 1992 to 2000 he was Rankin County prosecutor, an elected position that tries lower-level crimes.

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