IZARD COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A longtime sheriff in Region 8 was appointed Thursday evening to serve as sheriff in Izard County.
According to a post on the Izard County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, Jack Yancey was selected to fill the unexpired term of Earnie Blackley.
Blackley died Jan. 4 after battling cancer.
Yancey, who served as sheriff from 1979 to 1990, was also appointed sheriff in 2017 after the death of Sheriff Tate Lawrence.