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Stephen D. Crump

District Attorney General

Tenth Judicial District


Stephen Crump was appointed District Attorney General for Tennessee's Tenth Judicial District on July1, 2014, by Governor Bill Haslam. He was elected on August 7 of that same year to a full eight year term to serve the Tenth Judicial District.  The Tenth Judicial District is comprised of Bradley, McMinn, Monroe and Polk Counties.

General Crump began prosecuting in 1997, when he was appointed as an Assistant District Attorney by former District Attorney General Jerry Estes. He was later made Team Leader for the South Team of the district where he oversaw the prosecution of cases in the Bradley and Polk Counties. Following an unsuccessful run for District Attorney in 2006, he entered private practice until his appointment in 2014. General Crump was recently elected to a second eight-year term in May of 2022. 

Since his election, General Crump has sought to increase efficiency and accountability in the office. He  implemented case dispostion guidelines that set minimum sentencing recommendations in violent crime, drug trafficking offenses and home burglaries. He also has created a Gang Task Force and a Cold Case Task Force to deal with violent and unsolved crimes. Most recently, he created the Special Prosecutions Unit to deal with complex cases and violent crimes.

General Crump is an active member of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference. He recently completed serving on the Executive Committee of the conference. He previously served as one of the six elected District Attorneys on the Justice and Professionalism Committee. He chairs the Legislative Committee and is called upon frequently to advise members of the Tennessee General Assembly on legislative matters and is a frequent witness testifying about proposed legislation. He has represented Tennessee at several regional and national best practices conferences where he meets with other prosecutors to discuss emerging national issues in prosecution such as officer involved shootings and the use of body worn cameras by law enforcement. 

General Crump and his wife, Theresa, have two daughters, Sarah and Emily, and are members of the 

First Baptist Church of Cleveland. General Crump served as a deacon and is active in the music ministry

at FBC. He is also a Rotarian. 

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