Chief Deputy District Attorney Bob Johnston

Bob Johnston, Jr. serves as the Chief Deputy District Attorney. Johnston began his career in prosecution in 1994 as an Assistant District Attorney in the Tuscaloosa County District Attorney’s Office. He was appointed as an Assistant District Attorney in the Ninth Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office in 1997. In 2007 he was appointed as Chief Deputy District Attorney. Johnston prosecutes property crimes, child abuse, sexual abuse, and assists in the prosecution of violent felony crimes. As Chief Deputy District Attorney he assists the District Attorney in the administration of the Office.

Deputy District Attorney Scott Lloyd

Scott Lloyd is a1996 graduate of the University of Georgia School
of Law and a 1993 graduate of Auburn University with a B.A.
in Economics as a University Honors Scholar. Scott is a1989 graduate of
Plainview High School. He has been employed with the District Attorney's Office since 1996. His duties include felony drug prosecution, child support enforcement in Cherokee County, and assisting with administration of the Cherokee County office.

Assistant District Attorney Julie McCollister

Mike O’Dell hired Julie McCollister as Assistant District Attorney in April 2007. She prosecutes Domestic Violence crimes and felony property crimes such as Burglaries, Thefts of Property, Receiving Stolen Property, Identity Thefts and Forgeries. She also prosecutes all types of cases in District Court, Traffic Court, and Juvenile Court. Julie graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2001. She began her legal career with the law firm of Kellett and Kellett, P.C., in Fort Payne, and then went out on her own in private practice until April 2007. As an attorney in private practice, Julie entered appearances for clients in both civil and criminal actions in DeKalb, Cherokee, Jackson, and Marshall counties. She also served as prosecutor and public defender in several municipalities in DeKalb County. Julie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Alabama in 1998. Julie was born in Fort Payne and graduated high school from Jefferson Davis High School in Montgomery. Julie and her family are active members of Liberty United Baptist Church in Aroney.

Supernumerary District Attorney Richard Igou

Richard Igou serves as Supernumerary District Attorney. In this capacity he can be called on by the District Attorney to assist in any case. Igou currently works in the Child Support Division of the Office. He began his career in the District Attorney’s Office in 1971 as Deputy District Attorney for District Attorney Jay Black. In 1976 Igou was appointed by Governor George C. Wallace to the position of District Attorney. He was elected District Attorney in three elections in 1980, 1986, and 1992. Igou assumed Supernumerary status on November 1, 1996. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama and University of Houston.

Assistant District Attorney Dennis Thompson