Scott appoints interim Washington County State's Attorney
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.