New Scott County sheriff named

New Scott County sheriff named

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Scott County Sheriff Ronnie Phillips (source: Facebook) Scott County Sheriff Ronnie Phillips (source: Facebook)

HUNTSVILLE (WATE) - Officials in Scott County have elected Chief Deputy Ronnie Phillips to replace the late former Sheriff Mike Cross.

Cross died in December after a battle with cancer.

The Scott County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday night, naming Phillips to finish Cross' term. Phillips has been acting sheriff since Cross' death.

Only one other person applied for the position, former Sheriff Bobby Ellis.

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