Scott Stephenson was the Midland County Sheriff who was caught drunk driving in Kalkaska County on his way to deer camp. He did the whole – but I’m in the cop club, so the rules don’t apply to me – thing, but the sheriff’s deputy stood their ground, and the charges stuck. Stephenson has chosen not to seek reelection as county sheriff. Stephenson pleaded guilty to impaired driving and paid a fine. He refused to resign as Midland County Sheriff.
New candidates are getting in line in their bid to replace Stephenson as Midland County Sheriff. Candidate Rodney Roten brags about having climbed the ladder in the Midland County Sheriff’s Department before his retirement. Candidate Myron Green is a Midland County Sheriff’s Deputy. Laura Lee is a Sheriff’s Administrator.
I don’t see where any of the candidates have commented on Stephenson’s actions so we don’t know what they think about Stephenson’s actions or his refusal to resign the top cop post in the county.
We will watch as the voters have their say in who replaces Stephenson.