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Wenonah High School, Miles Law School alum appointed first African-American interim JeffCo District Attorney

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Danny Carr

Times staff report

Danny Carr
Danny Carr (Provided photo)

Danny Carr, a graduate of Miles Law School and Alabama State University, was appointed last week interim Jefferson County District Attorney.

He is the first African American to serve in the position.Carr took office Monday.

“The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office will continue to work for all of the citizens and communities of
Jefferson County,” Carr said in a press release.

Carr was appointed after Judge Joseph Boohaker signed an order Saturday suspending Charles Todd Henderson as Jefferson County DA.

Henderson is accused of giving false testimony in a divorce case in which he served as guardian ad litem for the
divorcing couple’s minor child. Defense attorney Jim Parkman says Henderson is innocent.

If Henderson is found innocent, then he will take office. If he’s convicted, then Governor Robert Bentley will appoint a new district attorney for Jefferson County.

Carr is a 15-year veteran of the DA’s office and was slated to become Henderson’s Chief Deputy.

Carr is also an alum of Jackson-Olin High School and son of Wenonah High School Principal Regina Carr-Hope.