Quorum Court Elects New Saline Co. Sheriff

(KATV) The Saline County Quorum Court has chosen an interim sheriff by a unanimous 13-0 vote. Cleve Barfield,62, will take over after Sheriff Bruce Pennington retires on October 1.

Barfield is a 39 year veteran of the Arkansas State Police. He retired in 2012 with the rank of Major.

Barfield will be unable to actually run for sheriff in the next Saline County election.

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Saline County Sheriff arrested for public intoxication (June 30)

State Police file reveals past investigation of Saline County Sheriff (July 1)

Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington answers questions following weekend citations (July 1)

Report released in Sheriff Pennington's public intox arrest (July 11)

Petition asking to oust Sheriff Bruce Pennington (July 19)

Charges against Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington changed (Aug. 24)

Saline County Sheriff pleads guilty (Aug. 26)

Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington to retire (Aug. 30)

Sheriff urged to resign, says he will run for re-election (Sept. 3)

Saline County to Interview 4 Candidates for Interim Sheriff (Sept. 17)

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