Former Rooks Co. sheriff sentenced to prison

STOCKTON -- Former Rooks County Sheriff Randy Axelson, who earlier had pleaded guilty to four counts of distribution of methamphetamine, was sentenced to four years and one month in prison Tuesday in Rooks County District Court.

Axelson was sheriff in Rooks County from 2009 until he resigned in May.

Upon release, Axelson will serve three years of post-release supervision and also will be required to register for 15 years as a drug offender.

For more, see Wednesday's Hays Daily News.