Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Prosecuting Attorney Appointments in Northeast Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to appoint the following prosecuting attorneys:

Judge Keith Chrestman, Jonesboro, as Prosecuting Attorney for the Second Judicial District. Term begins January 1, 2021, and expires December 31, 2022. Replaces Scott Ellington.

“I’m delighted to appoint Judge Keith Chrestman as Prosecuting Attorney for the Second Judicial District,” Governor Hutchinson said. “I am confident that his years of experience on the bench, as a deputy prosecutor, and in private practice will serve him well in this new role.”

Judge Keith Chrestman released the following statement:

“I accept Governor Asa Hutchinson’s appointment, and I appreciate this opportunity to continue to serve the Second Judicial District. His continued faith in me is humbling. I’m also overwhelmed by the support of those who took time to contact the Governor in support of my application. I’m looking forward to a productive two years.” 

Ryan Cooper, Imboden, as Prosecuting Attorney of the Third Judicial District. Term begins January 1, 2021 and expires December 31, 2022. Replaces Henry Boyce. 

“Ryan Cooper’s service as Prosecuting City Attorney for both Walnut Ridge and Hoxie and most recently, as the Chief Deputy Prosecutor of the Third Judicial District has prepared him for the role of Prosecuting Attorney,” Governor Hutchinson said. “I appreciate his willingness to serve and his dedication to the Third Judicial District.”

Ryan Cooper issued the following statement:

“I am honored to humbly accept the appointment of Governor Asa Hutchinson. I look forward to further serving the community and will tirelessly strive to be worthy of the challenges of this office and steadfastly advance the cause of justice.”

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