Greene leads voting for Columbus Co. sheriff just weeks after resigning from position
COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Despite resigning from the position last month, Jody Greene led the way in votes for Columbus County sheriff with all precincts reporting Tuesday.
Greene held a 10,034-8,458 advantage over challenger Jason Soles. The vote totals are unofficial until they are canvassed by county elections officials.
Greene resigned as sheriff October 24 during a hearing to determine whether he should be removed from office after a judge ordered him to be suspended. District Attorney Jon David had filed a petition for removal, citing racist comments Greene made in a recorded phone call that became public, and other allegations of intimidation and abuse of power by Greene.
David has said he plans to file the petition for removal once again if Greene is re-elected.
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