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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, December 28, 2017 6:10 pm

Deputy prosecutor is new Huntington County judge

The Journal Gazette

A deputy prosecutor will be Huntington County's new Circuit Court judge.

Gov. Eric J. Holcomb announced Thursday he appointed Jamie M. Groves as Huntington Circuit Court judge. Groves will succeed Thomas M. Hakes who is retiring this week.

Groves currently serves as the chief deputy prosecutor in Huntington County. He has been with the Huntington County Prosecutor's Office for the past 20 years and has served as its chief deputy the past 10 years.

Prior to attending law school, Groves worked as a juvenile court probation officer and juvenile detention officer in Porter County. Groves received a bachelor's degree from Indiana University and his law degree from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis.

Groves will be sworn in on a date to be determined, officials said.