The Cherokee County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday announced that Susan K. Treadaway has accepted the position as chief assistant district attorney.

Superior Court Chief Judge Ellen McElyea will swear in Treadaway at 9 a.m. on Friday in Courtroom 2A.

“I am excited to be back in Cherokee County, where I can be part of law enforcement in a growing community that still has small town charm,” Treadaway said. “I look forward to partnering with law enforcement to ensure justice is served here.”

Treadaway comes to the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office with more than 15 years experience, including 11 years in the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office where she held positions as senior assistant district attorney and, most recently, chief assistant district attorney. During her time in Cobb County, she also served as an assistant supervisor of the Special Victims’ Unit, which prosecuted cases involving physical and sexual abuse against children and sexual abuse against women.

Prior to her work in Cobb County, Treadaway served four years as an assistant district attorney in Cherokee County under District Attorney Garry Moss. Earlier in her career, she worked for the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia. She earned her law degree from Georgia State University in 2004.

Cherokee County District Attorney Shannon Wallace said she chose Treadaway as Chief Assistant District Attorney because of her tremendous experience both inside of Cherokee County as well as in the large metro Atlanta county of Cobb.

“Susan Treadaway is a phenomenal prosecutor who has the perfect blend of both courtroom and management experience in a large Metro-Atlanta District Attorney’s Office. She brings a wealth of experience in handling serious violent felonies, and we are thrilled to welcome her back to Cherokee County,” Wallace said.

Treadaway succeeds Rachelle Carnesale, Cherokee County’s former chief assistant district attorney, who resigned in June when she was appointed to the Fulton County Judicial Circuit Superior Court bench.

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