Hughes County Commission Appoints Darin Johnson As Interim Sheriff

The Hughes County Commission has named a replacement for Sheriff Mike Leidholt. Leidholt is leaving the position to become Governor Kristi Noem’s Secretary of Corrections. Commissioners met in executive session for about 45 minutes before taking action on an Interim Sheriff….

Darin Johnson is a 48 year-old Miller native who has been with the Hughes County Sheriff’s Office over 20 years. He is moving up from his current position as Chief Deputy…

With Johnson moving to the Sheriff position on an interim basis, staffing with the Department will be tight…

Johnson says Sheriff was never a political goal…

The Hughes County Commission will open the position of Sheriff up to applicants in a few weeks. After reviewing applications and interviews, the Commission will appoint a permanent Sheriff who will hold the position until the 2020 election.