- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 6, 2016

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) - Randolph County Sheriff Maynard B. Reid Jr., who served in the post since 2006, has died of complications from pneumonia. He was 69.

Lt. Jason Chabot said Reid died at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday at Randolph Hospital, where he had been since Dec. 18.

Chabot said Deputy Chief Ed Blair will become interim sheriff until a new sheriff is appointed.

Reid was first elected sheriff in 2006 and won his third four-year term in November 2014,

Reid is survived by his wife, Sandra, a former lieutenant with the sheriff’s office.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday at Sunset Avenue Church of God in Asheboro.

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