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Sheriff candidate receiving death threats

April 15, 2004

Lee County-- A candidate in a South Georgia sheriff's race says he's gotten death threats, but he never reported it to police.

Jimmy Kerfoot is running for the Lee County Sheriff's seat.

Since announcing about two months ago, Kerfoot says he got a few phone calls threatening his family's safety as well as his own if he stays in the race, "I'm going to run and I am planning on winning. I have got a positive campaign. I have got a lot of good issues. A lot of people in this county know me. They know I am a good man and I do the right things."

Kerfoot owns several businesses in Lee County. He is also a former police officer and school teacher.

Kerfoot says the threatening phone calls stopped after he challenged the person on the other line. The threats were not reported to the Sheriff's Office or the GBI.

Posted at 2:34 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com