Macon County Circuit Court

904 Highway 52 Bypass East
Lafayette, TN 37083
Phone: (615) 666-2354
Fax: (615) 666-3001
Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 


Rick Gann, Circuit Court Clerk

 


Karen Tuck
Juvenile Deputy Clerk


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Tammy Dozier
Deputy Clerk

Teresa Thomas
Deputy Clerk

Jennene Shrum
Deputy Clerk


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Beth Fryman
Deputy Clerk



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Regina Dies
Chief Deputy Clerk

 

 

Misdemeanor Probation
908 Highway 52 East
Lafayette, TN 37083


Millie King
Probation Officer
(615) 666-5147 (Office)

 


Tim Carter
Misdemeanor Probation Officer and Supervisor
(615) 666-7823 (Office)

 


Jackie Meador
Misdemeanor Probation Officer
(615) 666-5242 (Office)

 

 

There are actually five different courts that fall under the jurisdiction of the Macon County Circuit Court Clerk.

John D. Wootten, Jr.
John D. Wootten, Jr.

Circuit Civil
This court handles cases such as divorce and workers compensation.  The judges for this court are the Honorable Clara Byrd and the Honorable John D. Wootten, Jr.  Judge Byrd normally works out of Wilson County, but travels to Macon County for court.  Judge Wootten is a native of Macon County and serves Jackson, Macon, Smith, Trousdale and Wilson counties which comprise the 15th Judicial District of Tennessee.

Circuit Criminal
This court handles cases such as murder and armed robbery.  The judge for this court the Honorable John D. Wootten, Jr. 

 

Judge Ken Witcher
Judge Ken Witcher

 

Ken Witcher
General Sessions Judge
100 Public Square
Lafayette, TN 37083
(615) 666-4027 (Office)

 

General Sessions Civil
This court handles cases involving amounts less than $25,000.  An example might be when a bank sues a person in order to recover money.  The judge for this court is the Honorable Ken Witcher.  Judge Witcher is an attorney in Lafayette.

 

General Sessions Criminal
This court handles cases such as driving while intoxicated.  The judge for this court is the Honorable Ken Witcher.  Judge Witcher is an attorney in Lafayette.

 

Circuit Criminal
This court handles cases such as murder, armed robbery, General Sessions Boundover cases.  The judges for this court are the Honorable John D. Wootten, Jr. and the Honorable Brody Kane.

 

Circuit Civil
This court handles cases such as adoptions, divorce, child support, damages, contract/debts and workers compensation.  The judges for this court are the Honorable Clara Byrd and the Honorable John D. Wootten, Jr.  Judge Byrd normally works out of Wilson County, but travels to Macon, Smith, Trousdale, Jackson, and Wilson Counties for court.  Judge Wootten, Jr. is a native of Macon County and serves Jackson, Macon, Smith, Trousdale and Wilson counties which comprise the 15th Judicial District of Tennessee.

 

Juvenile Court
The judge for this court is the Honorable Ken Witcher. Judge Witcher is an attorney in Lafayette.

 

In addition to handling the five courts, the Macon County Circuit Court Clerk is also responsible for the operations of the Misdemeanor Probation Office.