Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry is resigning from the job due to health reasons.

At a Monday afternoon press conference, Curry said he is battling prostate cancer and needs time to fight the disease.

“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 stated. “In leading our office, I have always approached our responsibilities with fairness and respect, integrity, and the highest ethical standards.”

Terry Curry was first elected Marion County Prosecutor in 2010. He successfully ran for re-election in 2014 and 2018, becoming what is believed to be the only three-term Democratic prosecutor in Marion County. As Marion County Prosecutor, Curry has lead an office of 400 women and men.

“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 announced that he has been undergoing treatment for prostate cancer since 2015.

According to state law, Chief Trial Deputy Ryan Mears will immediately assume the role as acting Prosecutor. A caucus of Marion County Democratic Precinct Committeepersons will be called within 30 days to elect an individual to fulfill the term through Dec. 31, 2022.

Although he is stepping down from the post, Curry says he is staying with the office to assist with grand jury investigations.  he plans to do that for as long as his health allows.