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DA PARKS WHITE ANNOUNCES PLANS TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION

Northern Judicial District Attorney Parks White has announced his intention to seek re-election.

White announced on his Facebook page last Thursday.

A former Navy JAG officer, White was first elected in 2013 succeeding Bob Lavender who retired.

Over the past 11 years, White and his team of Assistant DAs have resolved more than 22,000 cases in the five-county circuit Superior Courts.

In his announcement, he noted that since 2021 his office has obtained convictions in 14 murder cases with six guilty verdicts at trial and negotiated pleas in the other cases.

He added that last year alone his team successfully resolved three murder cases, one at trial, and two by the way of guilty pleas to lengthy prison sentences.

One of the most significant Murder convictions White said was in Madison County where a jury convicted a notorious drug dealer for distributing fentanyl and causing the death of his drug-addicted client.

In that case, 36-year-old Tivaro Cooper of Colbert was sentenced to life in the death of 34-year-old Ashley A. Gilbert in September 2021.

Cooper was found guilty of providing a lethal dose of the drug fentanyl to Gilbert on September 2, 2021.

Gilbert died after taking the drug.

White added his office has continued to lead the fight on D.U.I.law and remains committed to defending the State’s Implied Consent warning.

You can read White’s full statement here: White announces candidacy.

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