Gudehus signs documents when he was sworn in December, 2012. Photo courtesy​


Knox County, Missouri has a new temporary sheriff.

Former Knox County Sheriff Allen Gudehus will reclaim the position of sheriff temporarily after being sworn in along with other county officials on Monday morning, according to the Facebook page. also reports that the decision was made last Friday by the Knox County Commission.

Gudehus was previously sheriff in Knox County until the 2016 when he was defeated by Robert Becker.

Gudehus replaces former sheriff Becker, who pled guilty of charges against him of sexual abuse and domestic assault. There will be a special election in Knox County on February 26, 2019 to vote in a new sheriff.