Stark County doesn’t have a new sheriff in town, but they do have a new detective.
Deputy Sheriff Trey Weyer was promoted to detective by Stark County Sheriff Corey Lee in March.
The position opened up when the former detective left the department a few months back.
In the past, the department had two detectives, but they will now have only one due to restructuring.
Sheriff Lee wanted to direct more resources toward the civil division for transports and paper service,
so deputies can spend more time on the streets.
Detective Weyer will be in charge of general investigations for theft, fraud, scams, unintended deaths, and sex crimes, to name just a few.
However, the sheriff deputized all the detectives with the police department to assist Weyer.
“That allows us if we ever have a case where need another detective, or if we need assistance, it allows them to come out and help us with calls,” said Weyer.
Weyer has been with the sheriff”s office since 2016, and before that, he worked with the Dickinson Police Department.
He also said that he and the sheriff are exploring the idea of sending him to Knoxville, Tenn. for a 10-week course at the National Forensics Academy.