HIGH POINT, N.C. — Tom Jarrell, Guilford County's chief district court judge, died Saturday night, according to his family.
Jarrell was 56 years old.
His death comes after 20 years as a district court judge. He began serving as the chief district court judge three years ago.
Before becoming a judge, Jarrell was an attorney in his hometown of High Point and an assistant to the district attorney.
Officials have not released the cause of death.