March 15, 2017: Chris Thyer has resigned as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Thyer, 47, held the position since 2010. He was among dozens of U.S. Attorneys across the United States who spent Monday, March 13, 2017, packing up and moving out of their offices in response to a sudden request from U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions to resign from office. Patrick Harris, a thirty-one-year career Prosecutor who was Thyer's First Assistant for the past four years and led the office's Criminal Section for six years before that, was appointed as the office’s Acting U.S. Attorney.