Governor announces intent to appoint five prosecutors in January

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday (Oct. 22) announced his intent to appoint five prosecuting attorneys to expected vacancies on January 1, 2021. They include Charles Black of Texarkana; Erin Hunter of DeQueen; Jason Barrett of Maumelle; Keith Chrestman of Jonesboro; and Ryan Cooper of Imboden.

The five prosecutors that they will replace will not complete their four-year terms primarily because they have been elected to judicial positions. The need to announce an intent to appoint will allow a transition for the incoming prosecutors with caseloads to keep judicial proceedings on track.

Charles E. Black, Texarkana, will serve as Prosecuting Attorney of the Eighth Judicial District-South. His term begins January 1, 2021, and expires December 31, 2022. He replaces Stephanie Potter Barrett.

Erin Hunter, De Queen, will serve as Prosecuting Attorney of the Ninth Judicial District-West. Her term begins January 1, 2021, and expires December 31, 2022. She replaces Bryan Chesshir.

Jason Barrett, Maumelle, will serve as Prosecuting Attorney of the Eighteenth Judicial District-West. His term begins January 1, 2021, and expires December 31, 2022. He replaces Andy Riner.

Judge Keith Chrestman, Jonesboro, will serve as Prosecuting Attorney for the Second Judicial District. His term begins January 1, 2021, and expires December 31, 2022. He replaces Scott Ellington.

Ryan Cooper, Imboden, will serve as Prosecuting Attorney of the Third Judicial District. His term begins January 1, 2021 and expires December 31, 2022. He replaces Henry Boyce.

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