The Adair County Board of Supervisors today (Wednesday), received a letter of resignation from Sheriff Brad Newton. Auditor Mindy Schaefer told KJAN News his last day will be June 27th, at 3-p.m.
Adair County Sheriff Brad Newton
In the letter, Schaefer said Newton explained why he’s leaving law enforcement. He said he’s worked in law enforcement for 35 years, and that it was time to pursue other interests. Schaefer says after the Board received and approved Newton’s resignation, they began to plan on finding his replacement.
She said the board decided to appoint an individual to the position. The appointment will take place June 25th, with the person selected taking over June 27th at 3:01-p.m. Schaefer said Newton will be missed. She said also the Board is talking with current deputies about the position, but no decision has been made at this time about a selection.
In other business, the Adair County Board of Supervisors decided to use an amendment to score a livestock confinement operation not previously scored under the Master Matrix, but will not re-score the application under the amendment, with regard to Circle G Pork in Orient Township, Section 34.