Deputy prosecutor announces intent to resign

WYNNE, AR (KAIT) - The deputy prosecutor for Cross County announced his intentions to resign on Monday, September 8, according to 1st Judicial Prosecuting Attorney Fletcher Long.

Long told Region 8 News that Michael Ladd told him "the pressures from the job were excessive." Ladd will resign Monday as deputy prosecutor.

The circumstances of Ladd's decision are not known.

Ladd, who was also the lawyer for the Cross County Quorum Court, will no longer represent the county, according to Judge Jack Caubble. Caubble told Region 8 News that the quorum court will likely approve the next appointed deputy prosecutor selected by Long.

Previously, a Wynne woman filed a complaint against Ladd and asked for a no contact order.

According to court documents filed in Cross County District Court, a Wynne family is pressing charges against Ladd, his brother David and another person. The woman claimed Ladd pulled into her driveway and began cursing at her husband. Read about the case here.

Ladd is charged with misdemeanor harassment, according to court records.

According to the recorded minutes of the Cross County Quorum Court from Monday, August 18th, the court discussed Ladd's situation.

Regarding the civil matter, Ladd is set to appear in court in September.

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