EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSClay County Commissioners Appoint New Sheriff
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Reported by: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Sep. 25, 2013 10:27 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 25, 2013 4:33 PM EDT
Clay , Clay County , West Virginia
Clay County commissioners appointed a new sheriff Tuesday.
Garrett Samples, 60, the current home confinement officer for the county, was appointed as the sheriff during a commission meeting. Samples has experience as a small town police officer and a corrections officer. Samples said he doesn't plan to make major changes in the department, but would like to see it update its daily report system.
Samples was chosen from 16 candidates, all of whom had previous experience with the Clay County Sheriff's Department.
Miles "Mike" Slack, the former sheriff, resigned last week before pleading guilty to a federal wiretapping charge.
Samples will begin serving as sheriff on Oct. 1.
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