CHEYENNE — Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has approved a request from the Sublette County Commissioners to begin the process to remove Sublette County Sheriff Stephen Haskell from office.
The request stems from allegations of criminal misconduct surrounding billing, click here for background on the charges.
Deputy Attorney General Dave Delicath said that the Governor’s approval gives the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office the mandate to move forward by filing a petition for removal in District Court.
After the petition has been filed Haskell will have up to 20 days to file a response.
A trial will begin after the response has been filed. The trial can begin as soon as five days after Haskell’s response has been filed or as late as 30 days.
The trial will determine the outcome of the matter.