PERRY COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Incumbent Sheriff Mitch Nobles captured the Republican nomination in the Perry County Sheriff’s race Tuesday. Nobles captured 85% of the vote with challenger Derek Magee taking 15%.
Democrat Jeremy McSwain, who faced no challenger in the primary, will face Nobles in the general election on Nov. 5.
Nobles was first elected sheriff by Perry County voters in 2015. Since being in office, Nobles said the department has worked more than 300 felony cases and solved 85% of those cases.
He has more than 20 years of experience in law enforcement, working for the Perry County Sheriff’s Office and the Petal Police Department.
“If I’m reelected as your sheriff, I plan to continue my focus on professionalism and making Perry County safe,” Nobles said in a statement posted to his campaign Facebook page. “I love my county and proud to say I live here. I want everyone to be proud of where they live and proud of their Sheriff’s Office.”
Nobles is a lifelong Perry County resident who graduated from Perry Central High School and studied criminal justice at Jones County Junior College.