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By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun—
MEMPHIS – Harley Caudle was sworn in as the newly appointed Hall County Attorney Pro Tem on Thursday, Oct. 1.
He replaced longtime County Attorney John Deaver, whose death occurred on Sept. 4. Deaver served as City Attorney and was elected District Attorney before becoming County Attorney in 1992.
At the time of his death, Deaver was the second longest serving county attorney in Texas.
“I’m sorry to have lost Mr. Deaver,” said Hall County Judge Ray Powell, who administered the Oath of Office to Caudle. “But I’m very pleased to have Mr. Caudle as Hall County Attorney. He’s quite a prosecutor.”
Caudle also serves as the Assistant District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District and will continue in this capacity. He said he plans on serving the law-abiding citizens of Hall County by aggressively prosecuting misdemeanor and juvenile crimes with the same zeal they use at the DA’s Office.
“I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to serve Hall County in this capacity,” Caudle said. “Most career criminals started off committing misdemeanors and juvenile crimes. With swift prosecution of these offenses, I hope to dissuade some of our younger generation from going down the wrong path in life.”
District Attorney Luke Inman said it is an honor for Caudle to step into this role.
“Losing a brilliant legal mind like John’s is irreplaceable,” said Inman. “He provided half a century of his life to this community and district, and we are a better place for having him so long.”