U.S. Attorney John Brownlee says it's time to step down from his post. His resignation will be effective May 16.

President George Bush appointed him in 2001 and the 43-year-old has presided over the western district of Virginia for the last seven years. Brownlee and his office played a major role in fighting violent crime, drug trafficking, illegal immigration, and a slew of other offenses.

Reported by Sharon Gregory

U.S. Attorney John Brownlee says it's time to step down from his post. His resignation will be effective May 16.