Capt. Gearman running for Lincoln County sheriff

(KSFY) - Minnehaha County Capt. Jason Gearman says he plans to run for Lincoln County sheriff.

Capt. Gearman made the announcement Wednesday.

His career with the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office began in 1993. Since then, Gearman has worked in many positions, including jail, patrol, warrants, civil process, investigations and training.

Gearman said he has experience working in the Lincoln County area by serving warrants and arresting fugitives.

Current Lincoln County Sheriff Dennis Johnson announced last month that he plans to retire at the end of the year after 20 years with the department.

Highway Patrol Sergeant Steve Swenson has announced his campaign as well. He hopes to bring his 26 years of law enforcement experience to the office when Sheriff Johnson steps down.