- Associated Press - Monday, March 7, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin has named First Assistant District Attorney Ken Darby to become the top prosecutor for five counties in southwestern Oklahoma.

Fallin said Monday that Darby will take over as district attorney for Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa and Tillman counties.

Darby, of Duke, will serve out the remaining term of District Attorney John Wampler, who is retiring effective on April 1. Wampler had been Oklahoma’s longest-serving district attorney when he announced his resignation in February, having served as district attorney for 26 years. His term expires in 2019.

Darby has 29 years of law enforcement experience, including 20 years as a prosecutor. His law enforcement career began in 1979 as a trooper with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. He has also served as a part-time municipal court judge in Altus.

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