Iron County Sherriff Resigns

Iron County Sheriff Jeff Burkett resigned Wednesday, the same day he was set to face a trial that sought to remove him from his position. Burkett has been charged with attempted kidnapping, tampering with a victim, participating in criminal street gang activities and other criminal charges out of Washington County. It’s in connection to a case in which prosecutors say he used his authority and his office to help an Iron County man kidnap his children from his estranged wife. Burkett’s lawyer said he plans to run again for the position in this year’s race for Iron County sheriff. Had he been impeached, he would not have been eligible to run.

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