Misconduct charges against Campbell County judge tossed

JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) – A judge has thrown out all charges against a Campbell County judge who was accused of mishandling multiple cases.

News outlets report that suspended Judge Amanda Sammons was acquitted Wednesday on two charges of felony official misconduct.

Sammons was accused of jailing a woman in January for almost 48 hours under a $250,000 bond for a crime of which the woman was not accused.

Special Judge Paul Summers found that there was no evidence Sammons intended to harm the woman.

Sammons still faces a separate judicial investigation into her past conduct, but Board of Judicial Conduct Chairman Judge Christopher Craft said her suspension would be lifted now that she is no longer facing charges.

Sammons had initially faced four misconduct charges, but the other two counts were dismissed last month.