Governor Asa Hutchinson recently announced his intent to appoint several prosecuting attorneys, including Ryan Cooper as the Third Judicial District prosecuting attorney.

Cooper, who lives in Imboden and has been serving as chief deputy prosecutor with his office in Walnut Ridge, would replace Henry Boyce.

His term begins Jan. 1, 2021, and expires Dec. 31, 2022.

“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,” Gov. Hutchinson said. “I appreciate his willingness to serve and his dedication to the Third Judicial District.”

Cooper said he was honored by the governor’s interest in appointing him to the prosecuting attorney position.

“I am honored to humbly accept the appointment of Governor Asa Hutchinson,” he said. “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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