Coffee Co. Sheriff's Runoff

Two of the three men who are still eligible to become Coffee County’s next sheriff are Enterprise police officers.

After tallying the votes from Tuesday night, there's a republican runoff set for July 18.

On the GOP side, retired army Lt. Colonel Dave Sutton garnered 1,721 votes to lead a three-way race.

He led long-time Enterprise police officer Ricky Barnes by 238 votes.

With neither candidate having at least 50 percent plus one vote, it forced a runoff.

Perhaps the most surprising race of the evening occurred in the democratic primary; third term Sheriff Ben Moates lost to Enterprise police officer Lance Tindol by 251 votes.

Up until two-months-ago, Tindol served as a Coffee County deputy.

Tindol will face the winner of the Barnes Sutton runoff in the November general election.


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