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Ensley sworn in as deputy prosecutor

Monday, January 4, 2010

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Jim Ensley, left, is sworn in as deputy prosecutor Friday at the courthouse by prosecutor Tim Bookwalter. Ensley fills the vacancy left when Don VanDerMoere left the Putnam County office and Justin Long became chief deputy prosecutor.
GREENCASTLE -- A vacancy in the Putnam County Prosecutor's Office has been filled.

On Friday, Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter swore in Jim Ensley as a deputy prosecutor. Ensley fills a spot created last fall when Chief Deputy Prosecutor Donald VanDerMoere left the Putnam County office to take the prosecutor's post in Owen County and Deputy Prosecutor Justin Long became Putnam County's chief deputy prosecutor.

"I really appreciate Tim giving me this opportunity," Ensley said. "I look forward to doing my best to serve the people of Putnam County."

Ensley, 34, is a graduate of Greencastle High School. He has been in practice in Greencastle for the last three-and-a-half years, and has acted as a public defender for the Putnam County Courts for most of that time.

"Over the past few years, Jim has impressed everyone in the office with his hard work and ability as a public defender," Bookwalter said. "I believe he will be an excellent addition to the office and will make a fine prosecutor."

Ensley and his wife Cathryn have two children, Boyd and Elyse.


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Congrates, Jim, Couldn't happen to a better,fairer person in my opinion.

-- Posted by c1991 on Mon, Jan 4, 2010, at 2:10 AM

Congratulations Jim...what a fine way to start off a new decade!

-- Posted by Maeve04 on Mon, Jan 4, 2010, at 11:35 AM

I personally know this gentleman, Jim, and he is top shelf! He and his wife epitomize the integrity and work ethic that the future of Putnam County relies on. Great Fit.

-- Posted by GChasbeen on Mon, Jan 4, 2010, at 3:04 PM

Congratulations Jim. I'm sure this is just one of many great accomplishments to come in your career. Putnam County is lucky you stuck around.

-- Posted by colts-fan on Tue, Jan 5, 2010, at 9:55 AM

I wish I could say I am happy with what the prosecuters work but we personally cannot get any satisfation yet!!

-- Posted by tc2645 on Sat, Jun 5, 2010, at 4:03 PM


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