Interim sheriff dies days after being appointed

AP News
Posted: Feb 08, 2017 11:23 AM

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — An interim sheriff in Ohio has died less than a week after he was appointed.

Officials in Allen County say 62-year-old Jimmy Everett died Tuesday after a sudden illness.

Everett was a deputy in the sheriff's office for about 40 years before he was appointed last week to take over for Sam Crish.

Crish resigned in January amid an investigation into a series of personal and legal problems and after he acknowledged having received treatment for a gambling addiction.

The Lima (LY'-muh) News ( ) reports that Everett worked nearly every job in the sheriff's office as a deputy and that he was a former mayor in the Allen County village of Cairo.


Information from: The Lima News,