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The Mingo County Commission has appointed Rosie Crum, widow of Sheriff Eugene Crum, as interim sheriff until 2014.  

We have a crew in Mingo County, stay with 13NEWS for the latest on this developing story.  

Crum was shot and killed on April 3.  According to police, Crum was eating lunch when a car pulled up next to his vehicle.  Police believe the suspect Tennis Melvin Maynard, 37, shot Crum four times before leading police on a short chase.

The chase ended when Maynard exited the vehicle with a weapon and was shot multiple times by police.   Maynard is expected to live and will face charges for attempted murder of a police officer.

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