Lafayette County has a new assistant prosecuting attorney. Scott Ison will fill the position left vacant when Kristen Ellis was promoted to County Prosecutor, a position previously held by Kellie Wingate-Campbell. Ison served as an assistant prosecutor in both Henry and Clay counties. He lives near Levasy with his wife and two sons.
Press Release from the Lafayette County Prosecutor’s Office
Lafayette County Prosecutor Kristen Ellis has announced that Scott Ison will join the office as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, filling a position left vacant since August 1st when Ellis was appointed Interim Prosecutor before being appointed the Prosecutor by Governor Nixon at the beginning of September. Ison comes to the position with nearly five years of experience as an Assistant Prosecutor, previously serving in both Henry County and Clay County.
Ellis explained, “Scott’s lengthy background of working with victims, attorneys, judges, court systems, and law enforcement officers will result in a smooth transition for our office. He will hit the ground running with a wealth of knowledge and experience needed for this position.” Ison will join Ellis and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Julie Cahalane in handling Lafayette County’s large criminal case load.
Ison’s main responsibilities will include handling the STOP Drug Court and STOP Domestic Violence Court Programs. He will share in the office’s continuing efforts to focus on victims’ rights while working closely with law enforcement to fight crime throughout the county.
Ison received his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Missouri in 1997 and graduated from Washburn University School of Law in 2000. He makes his home near Levasy with his wife, Jackie Ison, and two sons, Radken and Bradyn.