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Adams heads to runoff for Berkeley Co. Sheriff; Recount on Thursday

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BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Brian Adams is headed to a runoff next month for Berkeley County Sheriff and will find out on Thursday who he will face following Tuesday's Republican Primary. 

Adams had a sizable lead Tuesday night with 23.75% of the vote, while Duane Lewis had 13.05% and Rick Ollic 12.31%. 

An automatic recount will be held on Thursday morning to find out if Lewis or Ollic will face Adams in the runoff on May 5. 

Voter turnout on Tuesday was 12.9%; officials say they expected 10-15% at the start of the day. 

Tuesday's race featured 14 Republican candidates running for sheriff.

Candidates for SheriffPRECINCTS REPORTING 74 OF 77
Brian Adams3,513    23.75%
Robert J. Bittner    1691.14%
Omar Brown9086.14%
Chad Caldwell1,0797.30%
Ricky Driggers7415.01%
Frank Fuda142.96%
Marty Housand7084.79%
Dan Isgett1,3949.43%
Duane Lewis1,93013.05%
Jerry Merrithew2972.01%
Rick Ollic1,82012.31%
Will Rogers3842.60%
John Waters7895.33%

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