Friday, July 26, 2013

New Sheriff Replaces Former Minidoka Lawman Accused of Crime

Posted By on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Minidoka County has a new top lawman.

This morning's Twin Falls Times-News reports that 45-year-old Eric Snarr was sworn into office July 25. Snarr has worked in the Minidoka Sheriff's Department for 15 years and was appointed into office by the county commission. He will serve until the next mid-term election in 2014.

Snarr replaced former Sheriff Kevin Halverson, who resigned July 1, following charges of misuse of public funds.

The Idaho Attorney General's office was called in to investigate Halverson when he was accused of using a government-issued gas card to buy fuel for a female county employee. The AG's office uncovered at least four instances of Halverson using the card to purchase gasoline for personal reasons. Court documents also alleged a personal relationship between Halverson and a woman working in his office.

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