District attorney now under fire was judge in overturned murder trial

photo Steve Bebb

Arkansas-North Carolina Live Blog

A man whose charges of murder and incest in the 1992 death of his daughter were dismissed has filed a $20 million federal lawsuit against McMinn County.

Current head prosecutor for the 10th Judicial District, Steve Bebb, served as judge in the trial of Gussie Vann. Bebb has come under fire recently in a lengthy Times Free Press investigation of allegations of professional and financial improprieties in his office during his tenure as district attorney for Bradley, McMinn, Monroe and Polk counties.

McMinn County Mayor John Gentry said Monday that he had not seen the lawsuit and deferred any comment to county attorneys.