Criminal court clerk supervisor submits resignation

A Knox County Criminal Court Clerk supervisor submitted her letter of resignation Tuesday, according to Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey.

April Mayes supervised sessions court, the department faulted by the district attorney's office for a series of errors impacting residents including wrongful arrests and driving offense convictions which were first revealed by a WBIR 10News investigation.

McCroskey said she has yet to read the letter Mayes submitted, but believes she has found another job. 10News does not know if her resignation is tied to the department's errors.

"I haven't even talked to her yet," said McCroskey Tuesday evening.

Mayes earned $62,400 and McCroskey said at this point, she won't fill the position.

"I'm going to wait and see what happens with everything else and then I'll decide," she said. "I haven't had time to think about it."

Knox County Commissioner Ed Shouse expects the Audit Committee will likely discuss taking a closer look at work flow in clerk's office at its next formal meeting in January. Shouse serves on that committee, and said he doesn't want to jump to any conclusions about Mayes' resignation.

"It would be hard to make a definitive statement about it until I hear more information," he said.

"I don't know [under] whatever circumstances the person did leave. I hope it was favorable. I know there's been a lot of work going on to try to get things going again and to try and computerize some of the things... just to bring it up to the 21st century and stop all these legal snafus that we've seen happen."


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