Assistant DA faces shoplifting charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Assistant District Attorney Kimberly Jean Snow resigned from her position after Shelby County deputies arrested her for shoplifting July 17.

Snow is charged with third-degree theft for stealing $70 worth of nutrition bars from a Wal-Mart.

District Attorney Robert Owens and Shelby County District Judge Ron Jackson have both recused themselves from the case.

“She is a good person dealing with some personal difficulties in her life,” Owens said. “I’m sorry it’s this way but she simply can’t work in a district attorney’s office and have a shoplifting charge.”

The act is classified as a Class A misdemeanor and could bring up to one year in the county jail. Owens said he does not expect Snow to receive jail time because such a sentence is not often handed down for first offenses involving minor theft.

Snow has been an assistant district attorney since May 2006 and could loose her license to practice law if convicted.