(Jackson, Wyo.) - Yesterday, Governor Matt Mead approved the Sublette County Board of County Commissioners' request to remove Sheriff Stephen Haskell from office
"By approving the request, the governor has directed the Attorney General
to file a petition to remove Sheriff Haskell from office and that will be
filed in the District Court of Sublette County," said Deputy Attorney
General Dave Delicath.
According to Delicath, after the petition is filed and is served to Sheriff
Haskell, then the sheriff will have 20 days to file his response in the
District Court. Following the sheriff's response, the court will hold a
trial. The court is required to hold the trial at least five days and no
more than 30 days after the Sheriff files his response. The trial will
determine whether he will be removed from office.
The County Commissioners' letter also asked for a temporary suspension of
Sheriff Haskell during this process.
"The Governor has not yet determined whether he is going to suspend the
sheriff pending the outcome of the removal action, so as of right now
Sheriff Haskell is still the sheriff," said Delicath