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INDIANAPOLIS — Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced Monday that he will step down due to health reasons.

Curry said he has been undergoing treatment for prostate cancer since 2015. 

“Ending my time of service prior to the fulfillment of this third term was a very difficult decision,” Prosecutor Curry further commented. “My medical condition has made it necessary that I scale back my professional commitments and focus on my health and family.”

Curry said he will stay in the office as a deputy prosecutor, handling white-collar crime before the Marion County grand jury.

Curry was first elected Marion County Prosecutor in 2010. He won re-election in 2014 and 2018.

As per Indiana law, Chief Trial Deputy Ryan Mears will assume the role as acting Prosecutor. A permanent replacement for Curry will be named within 30 days.

“Serving as the Marion County Prosecutor has been the privilege of my professional life. It has been my honor to seek justice on behalf of those who are wronged in our community and to ensure that victims’ rights are protected,” Prosecutor Curry said.

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