WEST POINT, Miss. (WCBI) – For the first time since 1989 Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee Counties have a new district attorney.
Columbus attorney Scott Colom took the oath of office Monday morning in West Point.
He was sworn in by his mother, Chancery Judge Dorothy Colom.
The new district attorney continues to promote his ideas that he campaigned on, such as a pretrial diversion program and promoting drug court.
Colom says he will be tough on violent crime.
“What I want to do is to have my investigators involved in investigations of those violent crimes, before the indictments to make sure we get the best evidence so that we got the right suspect convicted…a person before we go to trial,” said Colom.
Colom has hired several prosecutors to serve in the 16th Judicial District office.