Fallon native named Elko County D.A.
ELKO – Public comments — especially from law enforcement — helped county commissioners select Tyler Ingram as the new district attorney.
Elko County Commissioners unanimously voted Wednesday to have Ingram to fill the unexpired term of district attorney that was left vacant after Mark Torvinen died Aug. 15 of natural causes.
Ingram grew up in Fallon and graduated from Churchill County High School.
During his introduction, Ingram told the commissioners since he applied for the position he had been accepted into a master’s program at the University of Nevada, Reno for justice management with an emphasis in administration of criminal justice agencies.
He received endorsements from officers associations from Elko County sheriff’s deputies; Elko, Carlin and West Wendover police; and Nevada Game Wardens Association.
Ingram said the district attorney’s office cases are mostly criminal. The office has 3,410 active criminal cases and about 499 active civil cases.
“By my calculation our office is 87 percent criminal,” he said.
Ingram’s appointment will end Dec. 31, 2018.