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Ray County has a new assistant prosecuting attorney.
Bryan McMahon joined Prosecutor Jim Thompson’s staff full time last week after being sworn in right after the new year.
McMahon replaces Mark Goodwin, although Thompson said Goodwin will still handle some cases for the prosecutor’s office.
Goodwin left to pursue a growing private practice and just opened a new office on Richmond’s square.
McMahon recently served in the public defender’s office in Liberty. He received his undergraduate degree from Washburn University and a law degree from the University of Kansas.
McMahon said he will handle all of the preliminary and associate court cases in addition to a handful of high profile cases.
He became acclimated to the prosecutor’s office last month when he assisted with the Lyle Schoolfield trial.
Photo: New Ray County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Bryan McMahon signs some papers after County Circuit Court Clerk Carolyne Conner swore him in on Jan. 2 (Photo by Kristi Richards)