2017-11-08 / Front Page

Prosecutor to step down Dec. 31

Ives Ives Republican Carroll County Prosecutor Robert T. Ives has decided to end his career with county government as of Dec. 31. Ives told the Comet his decision was made due to “a wide variety of personal and private reasons.”

The prosecutor said he did not want to talk about any of the reasons because he does not want “anyone to be concerned or feel guilty.”

“I have a number of things I want to get done and I can't do them while remaining prosecuting attorney,” Ives stated.

Ives said he sent a letter to Gov. Eric Holcomb informing him of the decision. The next step is for the Governor to contact the Republican Party Chair, Beth Myers, to notify her of the impending vacancy. Myers told the Comet Tuesday, the Party will hold a caucus to fill the vacancy in the Prosecutor's Office.

“I'm not going to let this slide,” Myers said. “We, the Central Committee, do not have to wait until Dec. 31 to have the caucus.”

“The Central Committee will meet next week to make a plan about how to proceed,” she concluded.

Myers said anyone interested in filling the vacancy should contact her by telephone at (765) 564-9676 or by email at bbcmyers@tds.net. The CEB form 5, used as an application to express interest in the position, can be obtained from Myers or from the Carroll County Clerk's Office on the second floor of the courthouse.

“As Republican County Chair and as someone who has worked with Rob for many years, I've always enjoyed working with him,” Myers said. “Rob Ives will be missed.”

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