McDonald resigns as assistant county attorney

By: Staff report

LUMBERTON — The assistant county attorney for Robeson County will be leaving that position on Sept. 30.

Michael McDonald has worked in that position since Jan. 1, making an annual salary of $85,850. He informed county officials of his decision to resign after Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Commissioners.

McDonald recently missed several weeks of work because of a health issue that was never publicly identified. The Robesonian has been told McDonald wants to concentrate on his health.

His illness came soon after Patrick Pait, the county attorney, was killed in an automobile accident. Gary Locklear, a retired Superior Court judge, has been the acting attorney for the county.

“I really enjoyed working with Micheal and would like to wish him good luck in his future endeavors,” County Manager Ricky Harris said.

The county has begun the process of advertising for a permanent county attorney. The assistant county position was a new position when McDonald assumed it.

Michael McDonald, left, has resigned his position as assistant county attorney effective Sept. 30. He is shown at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Board of Commissioners with Gary Locklear, who is the acting county attorney.
https://www.mypembrokenc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_McDonald_ne20189516524793_ne201895202359528.jpgMichael McDonald, left, has resigned his position as assistant county attorney effective Sept. 30. He is shown at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Board of Commissioners with Gary Locklear, who is the acting county attorney.

Staff report