Investiture of newly appointed associate judge to be held July 5 in Adams County Courthouse

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Joshua L. Jones | Photo courtesy of Sharon Main

QUINCY — The investiture of Joshua L. Jones as an associate judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit will be at 10 a.m. July 5 at the Adams County Courthouse. Jones, who learned of his appointment in late April, will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Debra L. Wellborn.

Raised in Jasper County, Jones graduated from Newton Community High School in 1995. He attended Quincy University as a Presidential Scholar and was presented with the Bonaventure Award upon his graduation in 1999. He then attended Saint Louis University School of Law, where he graduated with honors in 2002 and was the David Grant Clinic Student of the Year.

Jones served as an assistant state’s attorney for Madison County from 2002 to 2003 before joining the Adams County State’s Attorney’s Office. He returned to Madison County in 2015 as a member of the Violent Crimes Unit. He accepted the role of lead trial attorney for the Adams County State’s Attorney’s Office in 2016. He since has been responsible for the prosecution of violent crimes, gun offenses and drug offenses.

Jones has served as former president of the Quincy Humane Society and now is the vice-president of the Quincy Community Theater Board. He also is a member of the Horizons Board of Directors. He is a former adjunct professor at both Quincy University and John Wood Community College.

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