Ryan Weld began as an intern in August of 2012, and hired as a part-time employee in April of 2013. In September of 2015, he was named as an Assistant Prosecutor after his graduation from Duquesne University’s School of Law and subsequent admittance to the West Virginia bar.
Previous to working for the Prosecutor’s office, as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, Ryan was deployed to southeastern Afghanistan as the Staff Intelligence Officer to the Provincial Reconstruction Team in the Zabul province. Prior to his deployment, he was the Executive Officer to the Director of Congressional Affairs at the Defense Intelligence Agency. Altogether, Ryan spent nearly eight years in Washington, D.C. in the U.S. Intelligence Community, either as a civilian or as a Reservist.
His primary duty for the Prosecutor’s Office is handling all felony preliminary hearings at the Magistrate Court level. Additionally, he is responsible for seeing many of those cases through to a resolution at the Circuit Court level.
Ryan graduated from Brooke High School in 1998 and from Fairmont State University with a B.A. in Political Science in 2003. He continues to remain as a member of the Air Force Reserves and currently lives in Wellsburg with his wife Alex.