Ivey Pike has appointed new district attorney Coffee, Colbert County circuit judge

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey released the latest round of appointments made by his office on Friday.

James Tarbox, an Enterprise attorney, will serve as District Attorney for the Alabama 12th Judicial Circuit, which includes Pike and Coffee Counties. The appointment comes after former Pike-Coffee County DA Tom Anderson’s office announced his retirement and the appointment of a Supernumerary DA by the governor’s office in early January.

Anderson, in that role, will be authorized to decide whether to pursue statewide or local prosecutions at the request of Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Parker, or the Office of the Governor.

Additionally, the governor’s office announced Friday that Mitch Hayes, a Tuscumbia attorney, will serve as a circuit judge for the Alabama 31st Judicial Circuit, which includes all of the Colbert County in the northwest corner of the state.

Each assignment is effective immediately.

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