When the North Carolina General Assembly re-configured Moore County’s judicial district to include Hoke County, several District Court judgeships became available. Two of these judgeships have been filled recently by Assistant District Attorneys from the Moore County District Attorney’s Office.
“I am proud of the work of all of our Assistant District Attorneys,” states District Attorney Maureen Krueger, “and it is especially fulfilling to see their peers and the community recognize them as committed and ethical professionals.”
In November 2018, Assistant District Attorney Warren McSweeney was elected to a seat as District Court Judge. McSweeney was unopposed in the election. He served as an Assistant District Attorney for twelve years in Krueger’s office. McSweeney handled drug cases and violent crimes.
On May 10, 2019, Assistant District Attorney, Tiffany Bartholomew was sworn in as a District Court Judge. Bartholomew served as an Assistant District Attorney Krueger’s office for over nine years. In recent years, Bartholomew specialized in child abuse and sexual assault cases.
Ethics rules prohibit McSweeney and Bartholomew from hearing Moore County criminal cases for the first six months of their terms. “I am looking forward to seeing them on the bench,“ Krueger states, “and I am getting used to calling them ‘Your Honor’.”