- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Sublette County officials have appointed a new sheriff to replace Stephen Haskell, who was removed from office following a civil jury’s finding that he engaged in misconduct or malfeasance in office.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/293KFIc ) K.C. Lehr was sworn in Wednesday as the county’s new sheriff. He will fill in for the rest of Haskell’s term, which runs until January 2018.

Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners Joel Bousman says the board chose Lehr based on his experience, education and expertise. Lehr previously served as an investigator at the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office.

Haskell was removed from office on June 10 following allegations that he billed the county for uniforms purchases he made before he was sworn in.

He still faces criminal charges and has pleaded not guilty.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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