Search for an assistant takes toll on State's Attorney


February 8, 2021

Eddy County State's Attorney Ashley Lies presented these numbers at the February 2 county commission meeting. She noted that Eddy County's population is 57% of Wells County and 71% of Foster County. In addition, Wells County has a full-time state's attorney.

State's Attorney Ashley Lies came before the Eddy County Commission Tuesday morning with a recap of her second year on the job. She noted that for the second year in a row, her office has prosecuted more cases than neighboring Foster and Wells counties. She's feeling the pinch too, since she continues to operate without an assistant.

In October the commission approved a proposal to turn the par...

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