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Caseload Comparison: Eddy County State's Attorney breaks down activity in annual report; compares Eddy County's caseload to that of neighboring counties

 

December 30, 2019

Chart A: Data compiled by Eddy County State's Attorney Ashley Lies. Graphs by Amy Wobbema

Eddy County State's Attorney Ashley Lies has just finished her first full year as county prosecutor. In 365 days she and her part-time assistant have handled more than 150 criminal cases. Her office has also established communication protocols with local law enforcement and courthouse staff, documented procedures for case management and prosecution and began work to form a Civil Asset Forfeiture Board and County Reorganization Board.

As shown in Chart A, Eddy County's criminal caseload has nearly doubled from five years ago. In 2014, prior to Sheriff Paul Lies' election in 2015, the Eddy Co...



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