Haslam confirms Crump as DA: Taking office 2 months early
by BRIAN GRAVES Banner Staff Writer
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Steve Crump
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JUDGE CARROLL ROSS held a swearing-in for the District Attorney General’s Office on Tuesday, after Gov. Bill Haslam announced the appointment of Steve Crump as the new 10th Judicial District District attorney general, to succeed the retiring Steve Bebb. In the front row, from left, are Cindy Schemel, Krista Oswalt, Paul Rush, Mac McCoin, Tammy Harris Crayne, Andy Watts and Crump; in the back row are Brooklynn Townsend, Heather Higginbotham, Wayne Carter, Drew Robinson, Dallas Scott and Steve Morgan. Contributed photo
JUDGE CARROLL ROSS held a swearing-in for the District Attorney General’s Office on Tuesday, after Gov. Bill Haslam announced the appointment of Steve Crump as the new 10th Judicial District District attorney general, to succeed the retiring Steve Bebb. In the front row, from left, are Cindy Schemel, Krista Oswalt, Paul Rush, Mac McCoin, Tammy Harris Crayne, Andy Watts and Crump; in the back row are Brooklynn Townsend, Heather Higginbotham, Wayne Carter, Drew Robinson, Dallas Scott and Steve Morgan. Contributed photo
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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam made it official Tuesday with his announcement of the appointment of Steve Crump as district attorney general for the 10th Judicial District, 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. “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 and is currently unopposed in the general election to fill the seat.

“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.

In order to begin his service immediately, Judge Carroll Ross administered the oath of office to Crump and other assistant district attorneys during a quickly organized session Tuesday afternoon.

Crump said a public ceremony is being planned for sometime in the next few weeks.

Crump received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1993 after graduating from Carson-Newman College.

He currently is a managing partner with Crump & Richardson, PLLC, where his practice has concentrated on litigation and real estate and business transactions, including the drafting and negotiation of contracts and lending agreements.

He is also a special judge and referee in Juvenile and General Sessions Court.

He previously served in the Office of the District Attorney General for the 10th Judicial District from 1997-2006, handling complex financial, white collar and capital prosecutions as well as being a team leader and coordinating criminal litigation.

Active in the community, Crump chairs the board of trustees for SkyRidge Medical Center and is a former member of the Bradley County Election Commission. He is a member of the Cleveland Noon Day Rotary Club and the Bradley County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee. He serves as a deacon with First Baptist Church in Cleveland.

Crump and his wife, Theresa, have two children, Sarah and Emily.