Randall Miller is out as Northampton County sheriff.

Miller tells 69 News he received a phone call yesterday from new County Executive John Brown informing him he was being replaced as sheriff.

Miller says Brown told him he wanted to move in another direction. Miller says Brown complimented him on his service before ending the call.

Miller's last day as sheriff is Jan. 10.

Miller says Brown did not indicate who his replacement to be.

69 News has contacted Brown, and is awaiting a reply.

Miller said Brown's phone call caught him off guard.

"I was surprised," Miller said. "I know how hard we've worked and how well the department is run."

Miller says he does no know what his future plans are at this time.