Scott County is part of Tennessee's Eighth Judicial District, along with Campbell, Claiborne, Fentress and Union counties. The district's Criminal Court Judge is E. Shayne Sexton.
Judge Sexton has served as the district's Criminal Court judge since Sept. 1, 1992. He lives in Jacksboro, Tenn.
Circuit Court Clerk
The Circuit Court Clerk's office is responsible for maintaining court records and dockets in Circuit, Criminal and General Sessions courts, and for attending each session of court for the purpose of recording minutes. The clerk's office is also responsible for the collection of court fees, such as litigation taxes, fines, and other fees.
Donnie Phillips serves as Scott County's Circuit Court Clerk. He was held the office since Sept. 1, 2006. His office is located in the Scott County Courthouse. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The grand jury will meet on the following days in 2012:
• Tuesday, Jan. 10
• Tuesday, April 3
• Tuesday, July 10
• Tuesday, Oct. 9
Scott County Criminal Court will be in session the following days in 2012:
• Feb. 21-24
• April 9-12
• May 21-24
• July 23-27
• Sept. 4-7
• Oct. 22-25
• Dec. 10-14