Saying that “I am no longer the best man for the job,” Lake County Undersheriff Karey Reynolds – under investigation by the Montana Department of Justice – quit yesterday.
Missoulian reporter Vince Devlin, who’s been following the case, writes that Detective Dan Yonkin will take over as undersheriff Feb. 14.
Yonkin finished last in a three-way race to replace Sheriff Lucky Larson in 2010 that was won by then-Undersheriff Jay Doyle.
Allegations against both Doyle and Reynolds are currently under investigation by the Montana Department of Justice, at Doyle’s request.
That probe focuses on allegations of perjury against Reynolds and obstruction of justice against Doyle.
It is no secret that the Sheriff Office is going through a difficult time,” Reynolds wrote. “Rumors of officer wrongdoing continue to be rehashed despite the fact that the election is long past and that, like Elvis, previous administrations have left the building.”