By Kyle Boaz
Brouck Jacobs, who has ties to Pike County, was named to the 13th Judicial Circuit on Friday, Oct. 20, at the Boone County courthouse after being appointed by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.
Jacobs, 34, is the youngest circuit judge currently serving in the state.
“I spent about 10 years as a prosecutor in Missouri and other states and for about the last five years I’ve been the prosecutor here in Boone County,” he said.
Jacobs has a connection to the area in two ways from the same family.
He married Janie Hemphill, a 2003 Clopton graduate, after they met in college.
“She went to medical school with a good friend of mine from Florida and he put us in touch with each other. We just kind of hit it off and wound up getting married,” Jacobs said.
She is currently a pediatrician at Tiger Pediatric in Columbia.
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