ELKINS, W.Va. – A Randolph County deputy will soon move across the street to take a seat as magistrate.
Michael Dyer was appointed to the post after the retirement of sitting magistrate Phil Riggleman. Dyer applied for the position and was named on Friday.
Dyer said he is looking forward to working with law enforcement officials in the new role.
“It’s been an honor to serve the citizens of Randolph County for the past 21 years as a deputy. I’m excited to start this new chapter where I can continue to serve the community in a different capacity,” Dyer said.
Dyer will complete Riggleman’s term, which ends in 2020, and will have to run for the office next year to keep the seat further.