JACKSBORO (WATE) – Joe Ayers has been selected to replace General Session Judge Amanda Sammons by the Campbell County Commission Monday night.
Sammons, 41, faces four counts of official misconduct after investigators say she intentionally tried to harm three women. TBI Special Agents began investigating Judge Amanda Sammons. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that from September 2014 to January 2015, Sammons made rulings that exceeded her official power as a General Sessions Court Judge.
Sammons pleaded not guilty to all charges in a Campbell County courtroom. Her attorney said they wanted a speedy trial and was not issuing a statement.
Ayers formerly served in the position 16 years before losing to Sammons in the 2014 election.
The other candidates to replace Sammons were Tom Barclay and Kathy Parrott.