The district attorney prosecuting cases in Monroe and Conecuh counties will soon retire.
Tommy Chapman will step down Monday from his post as district attorney for the 35th Judicial Circuit. Gov. Robert Bentley has appointed Chapman's chief assistant, Steve Wadlington, to fill the remainder of Chapman's term.
Gov. Guy Hunt first appointed Chapman as the local district attorney in 1990. He was re-elected four times.
The Mobile Press-Register (http://bit.ly/QpuPHs ) reports that Wadlington will be sworn into office during a ceremony Monday morning.
Information from: Press-Register, http://www.al.com/press-register/
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