- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - There will be a runoff in the crowded Republican primary for Berkeley County sheriff but the field is not set.

Media outlets report one of the candidates is Brian Adams, a North Charleston police lieutenant who led Tuesday’s balloting from the start and received almost 24 percent of the vote in the 14-person race.

There will be a recount between Duane Lewis and Rick Ollic who finished next behind Adams but were separated by less than 1 percent of the vote. That recount is expected Thursday.

Former sheriff Wayne DeWitt resigned in February before he was indicted on charges of drunken driving, leaving the scene of a crash and failing to stop for police last December.

The primary winner will face Democrat Anthony Smalls in a June 9 special election.



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