Updated Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:18 am
A three-judge panel will hear the Mason County Commission's petition to remove the sheriff in April.
The state Supreme Court appointed the panel to consider the petition. The hearing is set for April 18 and April 19 in the Mason County Circuit Court courtroom.
The petition filed Monday cites Sheriff David Anthony's recent indictment on 42 counts, including wanton endangerment and embezzlement.
The 42-year-old sheriff denies the charges.
Meanwhile, Chief Deputy Rob Wilson notified the county this week that he is resigning, effective March 1. The resignation comes two weeks after Anthony named him chief deputy.
Anthony says that he tried to improve the department but he met "insurmountable resistance."