Maureen Shelton to Fill DA's Role

Maureen Shelton will be stepping in as Wichita County District Attorney sooner than expected. DA Barry Macha is resigning the position effective Oct. 31.

Shelton is running unopposed for the office in the November elections, but will take over early. Law dictates the 1st Assistant DA, Shelton's current position, fill in if the DA resigns.

Shelton said she will continue to carry a case load, because she likes the trial work aspects of the job. She also said the department currently has some of the best employees they've ever had.