Scott appoints interim Washington County State's Attorney

Published: Jan. 9, 2018 at 12:02 PM EST
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A state prosecutor has been appointed as the interim Washington County State's Attorney.

Rory Thibault, a Vermont Assistant Attorney General, was sworn in to office by Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday morning, a Scott spokesperson confirmed.

Thibault, who previously worked as a deputy prosecutor in Washington County, takes the position a day after his predecessor resigned.

Former Washington County State's Attorney Scott Williams, who was previously Thibault's superior, has been on health-related leave since November, the Vermont Dept. of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs said.

In a resignation letter released Monday, Williams cited the effect of an August 2015 murder of a DCF employee as a contributing factor to his health status and decision to step down.

Thibault will take charge effective immediately, the Governor's office said.