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2 Prosecutors quit District 29A Attorney Bell’s office

JUDICIAL DISTRICT 29A — District attorney Ted Bell accepted the resignations of two of his Superior Court prosecutors. Assistant District Attorney Michelle McEntire who worked in the McDowell County office tendered her resignation earlier this month effective at the end of July.

McEntire has been an assistant district attorney in McDowell since 2007, after graduating from Campbell Law School. She also attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work. While the district attorney would not comment on personnel matters, backlash over the controversial recent rape trial case dismissal could be a factor.

In the Rutherford County office, assistant district attorney Roger McCalman tendered his resignation last week to become effective at the end of the month. McCalman had worked in the district attorney’s office for over three years in Rutherford County District Court. After the resignation of Garland Byers, Jr. in December, McCalman was promoted to working jury trials in Superior Court.

McCalman has accepted a new position in Charlotte.