Governor appoints interim Saluda sheriff

COLUMBIA — Gov. Nikki Haley has chosen a former Boeing security official as the new sheriff in Saluda County after Jason Booth’s indictment and resignation.

This morning Haley signed an order appointing Luther Harris Nossett Jr. of Batesburg-Leesville to the post.

Booth resigned Thursday after a state grand jury indicted him on one charge of misconduct in office.

Booth was charged with using an inmate to work on his private property. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if he is convicted.

A resume released by Haley’s office says Nossett is retired, but has been certified as a reserve deputy by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.