Primary narrows nine contenders for Colleton County sheriff to two candidates

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COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Tuesday’s primary has narrowed down nine candidates for Colleton County sheriff to two candidates.

According to unofficial results, the winner of the Republican primary is Buddy Hill who received 2,850 votes gaining 53% of the votes. Hill faced Anthony Buchanan, Mark Cobb, Dolphus Pinckney, and Craig Stivender in the primary.

In the Democratic primary, Alyssa Bodison received 2,417 votes gaining 61% of the votes. Bodison faced Arthur Jordan, Harold Ray Lowery, Pink Regalado and Otis Rhodes.

Both primaries had 94% of precincts reporting late Tuesday night.

Bodison and Hill will face each other in November’s election to replace former Sheriff R.A Strickland.

Strickland was arrested last year on domestic violence charges before he was hit with even more charges for allegedly abusing the office.

In court, he was accused of forcing his staff members to do personal errands for him.

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