Two McLennan County prosecutors plan to leave office before DA's term ends

Posted at 6:44 PM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 21:31:37-04

Two prosecutors in the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office are planning to leave the office before DA Abel Reyna finishes his term.  

Assistant Criminal District Attorney Brody Burks and First Assistant District Attorney Michael Jarrett both prosecuted the first Twin Peaks trial. The trial against Christopher Jacob Carrizal, the president of the Dallas Chapter of the Bandidos, ended in mistrial. 

Jarrett was offered a job in the private sector and Burks took a position as an adviser to the Texas Governor on Criminal Justice.

"I sincerely appreciate Michael Jarrett and Brody Burks for their contributions to our office and their hard work for the citizens of Mclennan County. I wish them all the best in their new careers and am excited for them and the opportunities that they have been given. This gradual transition is expected and it is very normal for prosecutors to leave in the final months of a District Attorney's term,” Reyna said in a statement.

Reyna has served as the DA in McLennan County since 2011. He lost the Republican primary election to Barry Johnson in March. 

Johnson is expected to face independent candidate Daniel Hare in November. 

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