Columbus attorney new Aberdeen city judge

ABERDEEN – Attorney Shane Tompkins is Aberdeen’s new city judge.

He was appointed by the Board of Aldermen upon recommendation from outgoing municipal judge Scott Colom.

Colom is new prosecutor for the city of Columbus and said he felt it was better to resign from the judgeship to avoid ethical conflicts.

Tompkins went through the interview process with city leaders and met all the criteria needed for the position. According to city attorney Dudley Williams, the city doesn’t have to advertise positions for professional services.