CAPE GIRARDEAU - After a quarter of a century as prosecuting attorney for Cape Girardeau County, Morley Swingle is moving on to a new post.
Swingle said Wednesday he will leave later this month to become a federal prosecutor under U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan, who oversees eastern Missouri. Though the U.S. Attorney's office is in St. Louis, Swingle expects to work out of the branch office in Cape Girardeau.
Swingle became prosecutor in the southeast Missouri county in 1987. Among the thousands of cases he has prosecuted were 79 homicide cases.
Gov. Jay Nixon will appoint someone to fill the remaining two years of Swingle's term.