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Bedford District Attorney Resigns

Former District Attorney Named Interim

Less than one month after facing harsh criticism from a judge for her handling of recent cases, Leslie Childers-Potts stepped down as Bedford County district attorney on Friday, Feb. 10.

Childers-Potts has served as the county’s elected DA since 2019, after a year as interim DA after the resignation of Bill Higgins following his arrest on obstruction and other charges related to abusing the power of his office.

Childers-Potts had previously announced that she would not seek another term but elected to leave her position before her term expires, saying it was best for everyone for her to walk a...


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