Muskogee County District Attorney Orvil Loge will leave his position at the end of this month to become a special district judge in the Muskogee County Courthouse, he stated in a letter to Gov. Kevin Stitt.
The judgeship was left open by the retirement of Weldon Stout. Loge was picked by a panel of judges for the special judgeship.
First assistant Larry Edwards of Tulsa will be in charge of the DA’s office until an election next year.
Muskogee native and former Assistant DA Matthew Price has already filed his candidacy for the office.