Former NC Sheriff Won't Get GOP Support In Race

A former North Carolina sheriff is not getting any help from the local Republican Party in his bid to reclaim the office he lost after pleading guilt to felony obstruction of justice and resigning six years ago.

Gerald Hege told the Winston-Salem Journal for a story Saturday that he doesn't need the support of leaders of the county party he helped build to win back his job as Davidson County sheriff.

Hege is running against Republican Sheriff David Grice who was appointed in 2004 to finish Hege's unexpired term.

County party chairman Lance Barrett says he doesn't expect Hege to participate in party events before the primary.

Two other candidates running for the Republican nomination are retired state trooper Terry Price and former deputy Edgar Shuler Jr.


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  • by Rick Location: Greenville on Mar 6, 2010 at 06:14 AM
    Rights of citizenship and citizenship are two different things, I don't believe you are a lawyer. Point blank, you are not a lawyer. You can't be. I was convicted of a felony, served a probationary period, had an real attorney restore my rights of citizenship, then she went to court and had a judge restore my right to own a firearm. I assumed it was in the judges discretion to consider the fact that it was a non-gun related, non-violent crime and the fact that there was a mounting stack of evidence that I was set up by an ex-wife to better her chances of changing custody arrangements for our children. The ex-wife's plan didn't work, I kept my kids, got my rights back and I am still on a track to put myself in position to receive a pardon to clear my good name. One thing I didn't do though, I didn't hire the infamous "case law" Cletus to represent me....and I am sure glad I didn't!
  • by Cletus Location: New Bern on Mar 5, 2010 at 08:58 AM
    Just quote me case law. Your citizenship is taken away while in prison and restored after your term is served, hence you inability to vote etc. What about the gun? You never addressed that again. As far a assaulting my integrity, your left wing comments are based on hearsay and not reality. Get a grip. My degree is framed on the wall from an accredited law school. What do you have to offer? Like I say, quote me case law and I will research it, but as of now, I stand on my statement.
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Mar 4, 2010 at 11:26 AM
    You never lose your citizenship if convicted of a felony, you lose some of the rights that go along with citizenship. Wannabe lawyers like Cletus confuse the term, "restore the rights of citizenship" with "restore citizenship". Some people have such a strong desire to see other people suffer or be permanently classified as "beneith them" that it makes me wonder how their hate, jealousy and quest for status allow them to keep their sanity. Cletus, has success been so fleeting and your accomplishments so few, that you feel compelled to dedicate part of your life to trying to ensure that others "get their's" and duly suffer. Maybe you didn't get enough attention from mummy and daddy when you were growing up.
  • by Rick Location: Greenville on Mar 3, 2010 at 09:45 PM
    I won't quote you case law Cletus. Since you are an attorney you would have to discuss that with the attorney I hired to restore mine. I never lost my citizenship. You do not become a man without a country because you a convicted of a felony. I have always been a US citizen, even after being convicted of a felony and after having my civil rights restored. My citizenship was never taken from me. Are you a jailhouse lawyer, mail order degree lawyer, barracks lawyer or wannabee lawyer.
  • by Cletus Location: New Bern on Mar 2, 2010 at 10:36 AM
    To Neo: No court will restore the right to own or carry a firearm to a convicted felon. Period. Their citizenship will be restored. TO:Big Al: Sheriff is an appointed office not a sworn officer. Big difference. They both can be a sheriff if the populace puts them into the office but they cannot legally carry nor handle guns/weapons in their duties. I cannot think of any case law that has restored a convicted felon the right to own or have in their possession, a firearm.
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Feb 27, 2010 at 08:54 PM
    Why do those ignorant of the law keep posting false information here without any effort to get the truth before they sound so dumb. Rights, including the right to carry a weapon, can be restored by the court. CAN YOU PEOPLE WHO ARE SO IGNORANT OF THE FACTS ACTUALLY READ????? What is "Crazy ain't it?" is people who know so little, saying so much, so quickly! If you don't know what you are talking about, close the hole.
  • by Moderators Nightmare on Feb 27, 2010 at 05:41 PM
    He is allowed by law to run for sheriff, but he cannot carry a gun. Crazy ain't it?
  • by Big Al Location: Greene Co on Feb 27, 2010 at 04:15 PM
    What? I thought once you have been convicted of a felony you can not have a gun nor be a Law Enforcement Officer period! First the dingle berry in Washington County now Hege?? I mean I liked his style but once you go rogue on the other side of the law that should be it!
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