WV Sheriff Resigns Amid Embezzlement, Wanton Endangerment Charges

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Associated Press

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Updated Tue, Mar 6, 2012 7:33 am

Mason County Sheriff David L. Anthony has resigned amid criminal charges and an attempt by the County Commission to remove him from office.

Commission President Rick Handley says Anthony submitted his resignation Monday.
 
Handley says Anthony also plans to withdraw his candidacy for re-election in the May Democratic primary.
 
A grand jury indicted the 42-year-old Anthony on 42 counts in January. The charges include wanton endangerment and embezzling.
 
Anthony has denied the charges. A hearing is set for Tuesday afternoon in Mason County Circuit Court.
 
Handley says Capt. Charlie Stearns will run the sheriff's department until the commission appoints a new sheriff to serve the remainder of Anthony's term.
 
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