Stephen Crump takes over as 10th District DA

Stephen Crump takes over as 10th District DA

July 2nd, 2014 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

Stephen Crump

Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press.

NASHVILLE - Stephen Crump is now officially the new district attorney general for the 10th Judicial District after Gov. Bill Haslam appointed him effective immediately.

Crump, 47, replaces Steve Bebb, who submitted his resignation in May after serving the district for nearly 40 years as district attorney general, Criminal Court judge and assistant district attorney general.

"Stephen is active in his community and has extensive public and private sector experience," Haslam said in a news release. "The 10th Judicial District will benefit from all that he brings to the table, and I appreciate him serving in this capacity."

Crump will serve the remainder of Bebb's term, which ends Aug. 31. He defeated Bebb protege Stephen Hatchett in the May Republican primary and is unopposed in the August general election.

"I am honored to accept Gov. Haslam's appointment to serve as district attorney general, and I look forward to once again serving the citizens of the 10th Judicial District," Crump said.