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Poinsett County judge resigns at end of Monday’s Quorum Court mtg.

Updated: Dec. 15, 2020 at 8:25 AM CST
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POINSETT COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Poinsett County Judge Bobby Cantrell has resigned.

Justice of the Peace for District 1 Randy Jones told Region 8 News Cantrell submitted his resignation at the end of Monday night’s quorum court meeting.

In his resignation letter, Judge Cantrell said it had been “an honor and a great opportunity to serve,” but he was stepping down on Jan. 1.

Cantrell said he had accomplished a lot in the years that he served as a judge and would cherish the experience.

He did not say why he was resigning.

Jones said he would miss working with Cantrell saying, “He was a heck of a good man, and I sure hated to lose him,” Jones said. “I’ve been on the quorum court over 20 years, but he has been the best judge I ever worked with.”

Cantrell did not return several phone calls made by Region 8 News on Monday night.

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