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WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) -- The widow of a slain Mingo County sheriff who was appointed to fill the job until his replacement can be found says she will resign next month.

Rosie Crum's resignation at Wednesday's meeting of the Mingo County Commission was one of several position changes announced following recent scandals.

WCHS-TV reports county commissioner Dave Baisden was removed as the county's purchasing agent. The move comes after he was indicted for extortion last week for allegedly abusing the position. He will remain as a commissioner.

The board also announced the suspension of Jarrod Fletcher, the county's homeland security director. Fletcher was mentioned in an indictment of Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury last week. Prosecutors say they won't charge Fletcher but claim he helped Thornsbury try to frame the judge's romantic rival.

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