HUNTSVILLE — The Scott County Board of County Commissioners will choose a new sheriff during its regular monthly meeting on January 21, 2014, it was decided here Monday evening by a 14-0 vote.

The vote came after a brief discussion led by County Attorney John Beaty and Mayor Jeff Tibbals concerning the process by which a successor will be chosen to fill the unexpired term of Sheriff Mike Cross, who passed away on December 8.

In the meantime, Chief Deputy Ronnie Phillips will be the department’s acting sheriff.

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