Cothran wins Newton County GOP Sheriff’s Primary; Cox wins Benton County Sheriff Contest

Veteran Sheriff Captain Shannon Cothran emerged the winner in a 3-person contest for the Republican nomination for sheriff in Newton County. Tuesday’s results show Cothran earned 47% of the vote, defeating Mike Rowe and Vince Lowe…each with 26%.

Cothran grabbed 1109 votes, Rowe 621 and Lowe 615.

Cothran will be the GOP candidate with no known Democratic challenger in November.

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