OROVILLE, Calif. -

At Tuesday's meeting, Butte County supervisors appointed a new sheriff.    Undersheriff Kory Honea will take over as sheriff on May 23.

The move comes after Butte County Sheriff Jerry Smith announced he will be stepping down early and retiring on May 24.

Honea announced he would run for sheriff after Smith announced he would not seek re-election.  Honea is running unopposed in the June 3 primary.