The possibility of appointing an interim sheriff for Carter County will be discussed Friday during the Board of County Commissioners’ special meeting.
County Commissioner Jerry Alvord said Wednesday he originally believed the discussion of appointment would not occur until their regular meeting July 5, but the item was added to Friday’s agenda late Tuesday afternoon.
Alvord said there were concerns about the need for an interim sheriff over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Current sheriff, Milton Anthony, agreed Tuesday to voluntarily suspended himself from office, with pay, effective at noon Wednesday. Though it has yet to become official. Anthony, 65, is facing felony charges of bribery and sexual battery.
Alvord said Tuesday they have been considering potential appointments since becoming aware of the sheriff’s alleged misconduct in order to stay prepared for every possible situation. He said they plan to choose someone who would not have any
personal baggage related to the situation, someone with a good background and knowledge of the office, and someone who would bring trust and integrity back into the office.
The possible appointment is the first item on the commissioners’ special meeting agenda Friday, which is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in the court house annex, 107 1st Ave. SW.
Commissioners will also discuss and consider possible action on several annual contracts, as well as a temporary budget for the next fiscal year.