Benton County Interim Sheriff Sworn In To Office

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BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — After being approved by the Quorum Court on Thursday (April 28), Meyer Gilbert was sworn in as the new county sheriff.

Gilbert was chosen by a selection committee on Monday (April 25) among several candidates that applied for the position left vacant by Kelley Cradduck.

Gilbert has stated that he has 22 years of experience in county law enforcement, a municipal city police department and international law enforcement.

He will serve as sheriff through the end of the year, as Benton County voters will choose between Republican candidate Shawn Holloway and Independent candidate Glenn Latham in November.