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Interim District Attorney takes oath after DA Mark Jones suspended

Interim District Attorney takes oath after DA Mark Jones suspended
Interim District Attorney takes oath after DA Mark Jones suspended(Source: WTVM)
Published: Oct. 6, 2021 at 3:27 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - An interim district attorney was sworn in Wednesday morning in Muscogee County.

Chief Assistant District Attorney Sheneka Terry will now be the acting district attorney.

Below is a video of Terry being sworn in:

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp suspended District Attorney Mark Jones from the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit on Monday, October 4. This comes after Jones’ 9-count indictment on Sept. 7.

The charges include:

  • Two counts of bribery
  • Two counts of violation of oath by public officer
  • Two counts of influencing a witness
  • Two counts of attempted violation of oath by public officer
  • Attempted subordination of perjury

Jones’ arraignment is set for October 12.

Terry becomes the first African American to assume the duties of district attorney in Muscogee County.

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