Governor Phil Bryant Appoints Craig Treadway DeSoto County Court Judge Post 2

2/22/2017 in Media, News

Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed Craig Treadway DeSoto County Court Judge Post 2. Treadway replaces Judge Celeste Wilson, who Gov. Bryant recently appointed circuit court judge. Treadway’s appointment is effective Feb. 27.​

A lifelong resident of Olive Branch, Treadway has served as DeSoto County prosecuting attorney since 1999. Before that, he was a sole practitioner, representing clients at every level of state court.


“Craig’s extensive experience as a prosecutor and a private attorney will serve him and the people of DeSoto County well,” Gov. Bryant said. “I am pleased he has agreed to accept this appointment.”


Treadway, 47, received a bachelor of arts in business and economics from the University of Mississippi in 1991. In 1994, he received a juris doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law.


"I am honored by Gov. Bryant’s appointment to the position of County Court Judge for my home, DeSoto County,” Treadway said. “I am excited to begin this challenging new endeavor, and I will work hard every day to earn the faith he has placed in me and to diligently execute the duties of my office for the people of DeSoto County.”


Treadway is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, the Mississippi Prosecutors Association, serves as a board member of The Arc of Mississippi and is the Autism Law Enforcement Coalition coordinator for The Arc Northwest Mississippi. In that role, Treadway provides free training to firefighters, law enforcement and other first responders on strategies for handling persons they encounter on the autism spectrum.


He and his wife, Rebecca, have been married for 19 years. They have two children, Jake, 14, and Ethan, 12, and attend Maples Memorial United Methodist Church.