Third prosecutor joins county

Assistant Prosecutor Nigel Jeffries, former prosecutor for Calhoun County, has joined the Morgan County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to handle an overflow of abuse and neglect cases in Circuit Court.

“These cases have already been there. The schools appreciate us getting to these cases quicker and the courts appreciate it,” said Prosecuting Attorney Dan James.

Morgan County Prosecuting Attorney Dan James, left, introduced new Assistant Prosecutor Nigel Jeffries to the Morgan County Commission earlier this month.

Jeffries will also take on some criminal cases as needed from Prosecutor Dan James. Funding for the position will come, in part, from the county’s receipt of opioid lawsuit settlement funds.

Jeffries is the third prosecutor for Morgan County. He joins Assistant Prosecutor Courtney Moore on the staff. Jeffries started in the position on March 4.