HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - Nine people have applied to be a southeastern New Mexico county's sheriff after the previous sheriff died in a crash.
The News-Sun reported Friday (http://bit.ly/2jLFvoP ) that the Lea County Human Resources Department has received applications from the current undersheriff, a former sheriff and the current chief deputy, among others.
Lea County authorities have been looking to fill the position since Sheriff Steve Ackerman died Jan. 17 in a rollover crash.
Applicants for the sheriff's position will speak to county commissioners on Monday and present their case for why they should be selected.
Information from: Hobbs News-Sun, http://www.hobbsnews.com