A 13 year veteran of the Tazewell County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office has been named chief deputy for the office.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Lee Dennis announced Feb. 14 that Brandon Scott Goins has been appointed s Chief Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney for his office.
Mr. Dennis stated, "Goins has been serving as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney since 2006. He has prosecuted, or assisted in the prosecution of, over one thousand (1,000) felony cases during his thirteen (13) year career." He has extensive experience prosecuting cases in Circuit, General District and Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts.
Goins received his law degree from Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia. He received his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Radford University in 2003.
Goins is a member and Trustee at Emmanuel Baptist Church and serves as song leader and sound room/recording technician. He also served on the Richlands Athletic League board of directors for 3 years.Goins has coached girls softball for 10 years (including little league/Richlands Middle School/and travel softball teams). Additionally, he helps coach in the Richlands Midget Football league and Richlands Youth Basketball. He currently announces Richlands High School Softball games and Richlands High School JV basketball games and assists/announces Varsity games as needed.
Dennis further stated, "With Goins experience and training he will certainly continue to be an asset and resource to me and my office. The designation of Chief Deputy will allow Goins to work closely with me as I continue to serve the citizens of Tazewell County."