Lamar Co. Sheriff candidate drops out, Rigel unopposed

Lamar Co. Sheriff candidate drops out, Rigel unopposed
Violent crime is down in Lamar County according to the latest yearly crime statistics from the sheriff’s department. (Photo source: WDAM archive)

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel's opponent in the upcoming election has withdrawn from the race.

James Dickerson signed a statement today with the Lamar County Circuit Clerk stating that he wishes to withdraw from the Aug. 4 Republican Primary.

Danny Rigel will now be running unopposed in the upcoming election. Rigel is running for his fourth term as sheriff.

The letter reads:

"I, James C. Dickerson, hereby withdraw my name as candidate for the republican nomination for Sheriff, Lamar County."