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Cecil Cantrell

ABERDEEN – After eight years of Cecil Cantrell, the citizens of Monroe County will have a new sheriff in 2020.

Two-term incumbent Cantrell was ousted Tuesday when challenger Kevin Crook picked up 51 percent of the vote in a three-man Democratic primary. Crook collected 4,447 votes while Cantrell tallied 3,518. The third candidate, Kennedy Meaders, got 782 votes.

Crook will face Republican Andy Hood in the Nov. 5 general election to determine who will be the next sheriff.

william.moore@journalinc.com

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