ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Monday was the first official day for Coffee and Pike county’s new district attorney.

Governor Ivey appointed Enterprise attorney James Tarbox on Friday. Tarbox will replace Tom Anderson who recently was appointed as a supernumerary district attorney to be able to prosecute a case anywhere statewide.

Tarbox will oversee approximately two dozen employees in the circuit’s Enterprise, Troy, and Elba offices. As DA he will be responsible for making sure those who commit crimes are prosecuted to the “Full extent” of the law.

Tarbox believes prosecuting the bad guys will help ensure the safety of the general public, and continue to make sure the wiregrass is a great place to live and work.