Posted 4/4/24

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Tuesday accepted the resignation of Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Melissa Boyd who has been charged with coercion of a witness and harassment, and then jailed after she violated her bond agreement by testing positive for cocaine.

Boyd was suspended in May after she was accused of threatening an acquaintance, soliciting money by using her role as a judge and substance abuse.

Boyd sent a letter Tuesday to the state Administrative Office of the Courts saying she was resigning immediately.

In a hearing last Wednesday, Judge Roy Morgan revoked her bond and sent her to jail.

Boyd’s trial is scheduled for April 24th, 2024.