Eddy Co. Jail Boss Leaves for State Post

CARLSBAD (AP) — The warden of the Eddy County Detention Center has submitted his resignation.

Robert Stewart ran the detention center for 20 months before resigning Monday. County Manager Allen Sartin tells the Carlsbad Current-Argus that Stewart has accepted a job with the state prison system in Grants.

Assistant warden Shawn Funk has been appointed acting warden and will work with Stewart during the transition.

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