BERRIEN CO., GA (WALB) - New Berrien County Sheriff Ray Paulk will stay in office next year.
On Tuesday he defeated Frank Swanson in a runoff, winning with 1,894 votes to Swanson's 746.
Paulk took over as interim sheriff in June when Sheriff Anthony Heath pleaded guilty to using excessive force on suspects.
Paulk issued this statement:
In November, Paulk won the right to finish out Heath's term, but he was forced into a runoff in the race for a full term that starts in January.