CLEBURNE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 sheriff died early Sunday morning from natural causes.
According to the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Richard Swain died at a hospital in Little Rock, he was 68.
A local newspaper reported Swain had been hospitalized for a week prior to his death.
The same newspaper reported Sgt. Bryon Rushing was appointed interim sheriff during an emergency quorum court meeting Sunday morning. The court will appoint a new sheriff at their regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 12.
Swain was elected sheriff in Nov. 2014 and had been serving since the first of January.