- Associated Press - Thursday, October 13, 2016

MARIETTA, Okla. (AP) - The sheriff of Love County has submitted his resignation to avoid going through a trial seeking his ouster.

Sheriff Joe Russell submitted his resignation, effective Oct. 31, last week. He had faced a trial seeking his removal after the state’s multicounty grand jury recommended he be removed from office for corruption and other alleged violations. He’s pleaded not guilty to charges of maintaining a drug house and harboring a fugitive.

He had been suspended with pay since Aug. 1.

According to The Oklahoman (https://bit.ly/2dOXzS5) Russell was not seeking re-election and only had a few months left of his term.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, https://www.newsok.com

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