At least Barney Fife had one bullet:
Hege is running for sheriff again, but there is a catch: State law prohibits a convicted felon, including Hege, from carrying a weapon.
“There’s no general statute that I’m aware of that requires a sheriff to carry a firearm. The president of the United States don’t carry one. The governor don’t carry one, so I don’t think one sheriff not carrying one is going to upset anybody," he said.
"Doesn't" carry one, Gerald. Even if you can't carry a gun, at least you should go armed with decent verbal skills.
Here are the other felons running for sheriff across our apparently very forgiving state:
In Avery County, candidate Robert Nub Taylor was convicted of obstruction of justice as a clerk of court.
McDowell County’s Mark Stewart and Cleveland County candidate David Morrow each have felony drug convictions.
Wilkes County candidate Willie Tharpe has a felony conviction for receiving stolen goods.
Former Washington County Sheriff Stanley James was convicted of embezzling, but is running this year in an effort to reclaim the position.
Ryan White, a candidate for sheriff in Dare County, has pending felony drug charges in two counties.
I'm laughing through my tears on this one.
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