New interim Berkeley Co. sheriff to be sworn-in Friday

New interim Berkeley Co. sheriff to be sworn-in Friday

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley County's new interim sheriff will be sworn in Friday afternoon at the Berkeley County Courthouse.

C.W. "Butch" Henerey, will hold a formal swearing-in at 3:30 p.m., after which he is expected to make his first public comments since being appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley on Wednesday, according to Berkeley County Sheriff's spokesman Dan Moon.

In a statement released after his appointment, Henerey said he was honored and humbled to be selected and would work hard with Berkeley County Council to make sure the sheriff's office has the budget to do its job effectively.

Henerey also said he would work to make sure there would be a smooth transition from him to the permanent sheriff voters will elect in June.

A special primary election for the position is set for April 21. If necessary, a runoff election on May 5 will narrow the field of candidates.

Voters will then elect the next sheriff of the county on June 9.

Filing for the office begins at noon on Friday and will close at noon on March 2.

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