Mark Wood sworn in as Chief Deputy of Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Mark Wood was officially sworn in as the Chief Deputy of the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office on Monday.

Sheriff William Earl Hilton's term as sheriff is not up until June 30. Wood will become the new sheriff once Hilton's term is up or if he retires before then.

In a Facebook post on Monday, Wood thanked his followers for their prayers and support.

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