Interim sheriff dies days after being appointed

LIMA, Ohio (AP) " An interim sheriff in Ohio has died less than a week after he was appointed.

Officials in Allen County say 62-year-old Jimmy Everett died Tuesday after a sudden illness.

Everett was a deputy in the sheriff's office for about 40 years before he was appointed last week to take over for Sam Crish.

Crish resigned in January amid an investigation into a series of personal and legal problems and after he acknowledged having received treatment for a gambling addiction.

The Lima (LY'-muh) News (http://bit.ly/2kHNs0c ) reports that Everett worked nearly every job in the sheriff's office as a deputy and that he was a former mayor in the Allen County village of Cairo.

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Information from: The Lima News, http://www.limanews.com

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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