- Associated Press - Monday, November 24, 2014

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Mike Ezell and Scott McIlrath are on the runoff ballot Tuesday for Jackson County sheriff.

Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

The winner will serve the remaining year of former Sheriff Mike Byrd’s term.

Ezell is a former Pascagoula Police Department captain and Ocean Springs police chief with 34 years of experience. He is currently the captain of the campus police department for the Singing River Health System.

McIlrath is currently chief investigator for District Attorney Tony Lawrence’s office.

Byrd, a former four-term sheriff, pleaded guilty in March to federal and state charges. He completed his sentence of six months house arrest in September.

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