Fayette County’s Chief Magistrate, Charles “Chuck” Floyd Jr., died overnight, court officials have said.
When Floyd, 53, was appointed to the position in 2002, he became Fayette’s first-ever African American judge. He subsequently was elected to the post in 2004 and won re-election in 2008.
Fellow Magistrate Bob Ruppenthal in a statement today said that Floyd “served the citizens of Fayette County with integrity.”
“Chuck will be greatly missed,” Ruppenthal said.
Details of Floyd’s death are unavailable and funeral arrangements are expected to be released later by the family. Read More»