"No comment," he said several times to reporters. Joe Farrell, his attorney, also declined comment.
Later Monday, Toler posted a message on his public Facebook page thanking people for their prayers.
"I love this county and love you people in it. This has been pure HELL me and my family has endured lately. And bad as I must say some has gotten pleasure from it. I've tryed [sic] my best to help everyone and make my boys proud to live here," Toler wrote.
In January 2012, Thornsbury appointed Toler to take over the seat vacated by Crum, who left the position of magistrate to run for sheriff. Toler won the subsequent election and took office for what was supposed to be a full term in January.
Crum, who was elected sheriff, was shot to death in April. Federal agents had been investigating Crum in the weeks before his death, according to a search warrant.
Toler told Johnston that before becoming magistrate he had worked as a paramedic and a coal miner.
His wife, Dollie Toler, said outside of the courthouse that her husband's resignation is allowing him to spend more time with his family and has relieved him of a lot of stress.
"Steve Ruby, I have a lot of respect for him," Dollie Toler said about assistant U.S. Attorney Ruby, Goodwin's top aide. Ruby, along with assistant U.S. Attorney Haley Bunn, are handling the corruption cases from Mingo County.
"He's been very respectful. He's darn good at what he does," Dollie Toler said after the hearing.
Toler's charge came in the form of an information, which could not have been filed without his consent and usually means a defendant is cooperating with prosecutors.
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