Annapolis, MD -- Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that after 35 years of service to this office, Assistant State's Attorney and Chief of Juvenile Michael Bergeson will be retiring August 1st.

"Mike leaves big shoes to fill - his knowledge, experience, leadership and calm, steady demeanor will be missed," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams.

Anastasia Prigge will become the new Chief of Juvenile. Prigge has been with the office 20 years this fall. An honors graduate from the University of Maryland School of Law, she began her career in the Harford County State's Attorney's Office before joining the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office. Prigge has worked in every unit within this office, and was awarded the Governor's Award for Victim Services, as well as a Domestic Violence award from the YWCA.

In his continued commitment to fight domestic violence, State's Attorney Wes Adams also announced the lateral hire of Rebecca Cordero to join his office's Sexual Assault/Child Abuse unit. Cordero was the Domestic Violence division chief in the Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office. Most recently, Cordero prosecuted Eulalio Tordil for the murder of his estranged wife - securing a first degree murder conviction. She brings a tremendous amount of trial experience to this office and will be an asset to the entire team.

Finally, Tai Lowry joined the office as an Assistant State's Attorney in Anne Arundel County District Court on July, 27. Lowry is an experienced Assistant State's Attorney from Baltimore City, where she was a member of the Evidence Review Unit. She completed her law degree at Stetson University. During her time in law school, she competed on Stetson University's nationally ranked mock trial team.