Cooper Picks Acting District Attorney
Last updated 5/3/2021 at 2:23pm
Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed R. Andrew Murray, former U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, as the acting district attorney for Prosecutorial District 42, serving Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties.
Murray replaces Gregory A. Newman, who was removed from office by Superior Court Judge Robert C. Ervin last week.
Appointed in November 2017, Murray oversaw prosecution of violent crimes and other complex corporate and political litigation for the Western District of North Carolina until February 2021, according to a press release from Cooper’s office .