UPDATE: Chris Chiles Sworn-in as Cabell County Judge

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 2/26/14 @ 2 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Cabell County Prosecutor Chris Chiles is now Judge Chiles.

Earlier this month, Chiles was appointed by Governor Tomblin to replace David Pancake as 6th Judicial Circuit Court Judge in Cabell County.

Pancake retired at the end of January.

Wednesday afternoon, Chiles was sworn-in during a ceremony at the Cabell County Courthouse.

Chiles will serve as Judge through the November General Election. Chiles has filed to run for the full four year term.

Cabell County Commissioners could appoint Chiles’ replacement during their meeting Thursday morning.



ORIGINAL STORY 2/4/14
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Cabell County Prosecutor Chris Chiles has been appointed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to replace David Pancake as 6th Judicial Circuit Court Judge in Cabell County.

Pancake retired Friday after 16 years on the bench.

Tomblin made the announcement on his Twitter account Tuesday afternoon.

The appointment became effective Monday, according to the order.

Chiles will serve as Circuit Court Judge through the November General Election.

Chiles tells WSAZ.com the appointment takes effect in three weeks.

He also says Cabell County Commissioners will appoint his replacement. He says that will happen in the next 30 days and that person will serve out his term that ends in two years.

"I'll be doing mostly civil cases initially because any criminal cases which happened while I was prosecutor I will not be able to hear," said Chiles.

Also on Monday the Governor’s Office announced a special filing period for candidates interested in the post starting after the General election.

That filing period will run from Tuesday through February 17.

Chiles plans to file for the full term.

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