EUFAULA, OK -- A retired Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent has been named as McIntosh County's sheriff.
Joe Hogan has been hired by McIntosh County commissioners during a special meeting Wednesday morning.
Hogan was one of six finalists interviewed for the job on Tuesday. In all, 13 candidates applied for the job.
Hogan was sworn in during a ceremony at the McIntosh County courthouse in Eufaula.
Former sheriff Terry Jones resigned last month after being charged in federal court with depriving a motorist of his civil rights.
McIntosh County Undersheriff Mykol Travis Brookshire resigned this week. Brookshire was also charged with the same offense in federal court in Muskogee.
The McIntosh County Clerk's office says Hogan will serve until a special election scheduled for July 2010. The winner of the 2010 election will serve out Jones' term.