Kingsport native and county judge chosen to fill appeals court vacancy

POSTED: 6:28 AM Aug 27 2013   UPDATED: 3:56 PM Aug 27 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has chosen a Sullivan County judge to fill an upcoming vacancy in the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.

Robert "Rob" H. Montgomery, Junior has been tapped by the governor to replace the retiring Joseph Tipton in the eastern section of the state. 

Montgomery is a former assistant district attorney general and has been a criminal judge in Sullivan County since 2006.

Montgomery is a Kingsport native.