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Newton County District Attorney's Office Promotes Bailey Wilkinson to Deputy Chief ADA

Recently, District Attorney Randy McGinley named Bailey Wilkinson the Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney in the Newton County Office. Bailey has been with the DA's Office since Spring of 2016 when she started as an ADA handling the criminal cases assigned to Judge Ozburn. Just two years later, in 2018 she was honored as the ADA of the year in the Newton County Office. After a number of years in Judge Ozburn's courtroom, she was moved into now Chief Judge Wynne's courtroom.

In her years with our office, Bailey has handled murders, rapes, child molestations, armed robberies and other serious or complicated cases. She has also handled numerous appeals and argued at the Supreme Court. Bailey has worked closely with law enforcement, including training officers and deputies on courtroom demeanor and testifying. She does an amazing job preparing cases for trial and working with victims.

Bailey is dedicated to doing the right thing on every case and in fighting for victims of crimes. One great example that I will never forget: after a rape trial that Bailey handled, a number of jurors stayed to talk to the attorneys. A number of jurors said that if they were ever the victim of something horrible, they "would want Bailey to the the prosecutor on the case."

As Deputy Chief ADA, Bailey will not be assigned to a specific courtroom, but will handle serious and complicated cases. She will also continue to train law enforcement and ADAs as well as assisting in office administration duties. Please join me in congratulating Bailey Wilkinson. - DA Randy McGinley

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