After one year as Coryell County’s top felony prosecutor, 52nd Judicial District Attorney Dusty Boyd said he and his staff have made a seamless transition from the previous administration and are in good shape to meet the challenges of a growing population.

“We need to be ready to meet the growth,” Boyd said.

Boyd made his case with a detailed show-and-tell presentation of facts and figures during a public forum in the Mayborn Science Theater planetarium at Central Texas College on Thursday.

“We want to show you the work we do and how we do it,” Boyd said. “We want to show you the numbers we have captured. We call 2013 an inventory year for the office.”

Boyd’s figures showed the staff closed 840 cases during the year and opened 771 new cases.

“My staff is your staff,” Boyd told a gathering of about 25 people seated in the planetarium.

Joining him at the forum were members of his staff including assistant district attorneys Scott Stevens, Ryan Lawton and Amanda Speer; crime victims’ coordinator Brandy Johnson; legal assistants Melissa Tull and Chris McHargue; investigator Shane Kielytka; clerk Jamie Zuidmulder; and secretary Linda Snively.

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