After your visit, Archie, I made it my personal mission to catch the man who invaded your home. An anonymous tip led to the suspect, and when we went to question him... Well, unfortunately, he engaged us in a firefight, and we were forced to take him down. He's dead, but he's the guy, no question.
~ Sheriff Michael Minetta to Archie and Fred.
Michael Minetta, also known as Sheriff Minetta, is a major antagonist in the second and third seasons of the CW Soap Opera Riverdale. He is the new sheriff of Riverdale, and he is also the henchmen of Hiram Lodge.
He was portrayed by Henderson Wade.
After Tom Keller quits from being the sheriff of Riverdale, Sherrif Minetta comes to the job. He and Hiram first greet Archie and Fred in the office, then he arrests Fangs Fogarty for killing Midge Klump. That night Fangs is shot and Minetta lies about Fangs is dead, despite he was still alive. Next day after the riot, Minetta arrests Archie for killing Cassidy Bullock.
After the arresting of Archie, Minetta does his dirty drug job wery well in the Jingle-Jangle Lab. After Archie escapes from his Detention Center, Minetta interogates the students in Riverdale High. The same day, Veronica learns that Minetta gave money to the Shadow Lake Boys to tell Archie was the killer from a file. Minetta kills all of the boys and escapes.
A few days later, according to Pop Tate, Hiram Lodge presumably had Minetta's head and hands sawed off.But he was still alive and having an affair with Hermione. Although,he is shot by her a couple of weeks later.