CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A temporary prosecutor appointed in Mingo County says she hasn't decided whether to apply for the position for the long term.
Teresa Maynard agreed to a 30-day appointment Thursday, a day after Prosecutor Michael Sparks resigned.
The 43-year-old Maynard was appointed by county commissioners. She's worked as an assistant prosecutor in Mingo County since 2005.
Federal prosecutor have charged Sparks with conspiracy. He's accused in a scheme to protect former Sheriff Eugene Crum from revelations he'd bought drugs from a campaign sign-maker. Prosecutors allege Sparks, former county commissioner Dave Baisden and former Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury offered a lighter sentence if the dealer fired his lawyer and hired one they preferred.
Maynard tells The Charleston Gazette (http://bit.ly/1av4fXz) she knew nothing about the alleged scheme.