Today in Walnut Ridge, District Judge Jason Marshall held his last scheduled District Court for the year in Lawrence County. Judge Marshall’s term expires December 31st 2014 for his position. Judge Marshall was appointed to fill the position after the former Judge Larry Hayes abruptly announced his retirement in late September 2012, Hayes retired December 31st 2012 leaving the 2013-2014 term vacant.

Judge Marshall will still conduct bond hearings for the county until years end. Today a lunch was held in honor of Judge Marshall by the District Court Clerk’s Office. Marshall, originally from Ravenden leaves his position as District Court Judge and reenters the private sector.