Criminal District Attorney - Staff

A Criminal District Attorney is a statutorily created office that is legally bound to not only handle all criminal matters for the designated county but also all civil matters related to representation of the county, county officials, and all associated matters. The Texas Constitution provides for the office of County Attorney in each county.

However, the legislature may abolish the office of County Attorney by establishing a Criminal District Attorney for such a county. This legislative change took place in Comal County in 1997. Prior to this, Comal County had a County Attorney and a District Attorney.

The statutory duties of a Criminal District Attorney include the following:

  • Represent the State of Texas and victims of crimes in all criminal cases in the District Courts, County Courts-at-Law, and Justice Courts and in appeals therefrom.
  • Represent the best interests of our children in Child Protective Services cases.
  • Represent the victims of domestic abuse by obtaining protective orders against abusive family members.
  • Represent the State of Texas and victims of crimes in ensuring that justice is rendered for juveniles accused of criminal offenses.
  • Provide County Officials with written opinions or advice relating to the official duties of that official.

 

 

Criminal District Attorney's Office
 

Criminal District Attorney: Jennifer Tharp

Chief Civil Prosecutor:

Chief Felony Prosecutor: Sammy McCrary

Chief Misdemeanor Prosecutor: Clayten Hearrell

Chief Investigator: Mark Mault

Executive Office Manager: Charlotte Popp

 

Assistant District Attorneys:

Alli Assiter
Carah-Beth Bass
Allison Buess
Lauren Cole
Jessica Devaney
Jacqueline H. Doyer
Daniel Floyd
Jessica Frazier
Eric Gomez
Shelby Griffin
Kiera Kilday
Rose Latham
Kelsey Marsh
Christopher Powell
Joshua Presley
Tillman Roots
Holly Weatherford

 

Investigators:

Martin Bautizta
Amber Hardcastle

 

Support Staff:

Juliana Martinez – Civil Office Manager
Ida Paniagua – Misdemeanor Office Manager
Denise Aguilar
Natalie Arthur
Elva Brenner
Maria Corona
Brianna Foytik
Jennifer Funkhouser
Danielle Groff
Sarah Henrie
Dana Leopold
Jamie Mueller
Gloria Osuna
Beth Patton
Melissa Pelata
Shannon Reyes
Kyra Swartz
Adriana Urrutia
Stephanie Walker
Kaley Younger


Comal County Criminal District Attorney