CLAY, W.Va. — The Clay County Commission plans to take up the resignation of Clay Sheriff Miles Slack at an emergency meeting Monday morning.
Slack was charged with wiretapping earlier this summer and is due in federal court Tuesday for a plea hearing.
County Commissioner Jerry Linkinogger told MetroNews on Friday afternoon the commission plans to appoint a temporary sheriff Monday—likely the county’s chief tax deputy—and then conduct interviews for a permanent replacement.
“We have 30 days to do so, but we won’t take that long,” Linkinogger said.
Approximately 18 people have expressed interest in replacing Slack, but Linkinogger said all of them will not be interviewed.
“We’re going to come up with a short list,” he said.
Slack, who has been cooperating with federal prosecutors, allegedly installed a hidden keystroke logger on his ex-wife’s computer in late April when the two were still married. It stayed in place for more than two weeks, allowing messages and data to be intercepted.
The computer belonged to Clay County Magistrate Court where she worked.