Wheatland, Wy – A new county prosecutor in Platte County.
The Platte County Commission today (Wednesday) chose a local
attorney to replace Mary Eikenberry.
The commission chose Eric Jones, of Wheatland, to serve out
Jones was selected from a list of three nominees submitted by
the local Republican Party.
He was hired on a part-time basis so he could maintain his
private practice. And because he is part-time, the county won't
have to pay any benefits.
Eikenberry was elected last fall but resigned after concerns
were raised about her job performance and then attempted to rescind
Critics complained about Eikenberry's dismissal of dozens of
criminal cases in the four months she was in office.
Eikenberry couldn't be reached for comment.