A former Marine and SBI agent filed to run for sheriff of Craven County.
Eric Smith, who spent eight-years in the Marine Corps and about 20 years working for the State Bureau of Investigation, will run in the May primary against current Sheriff Jerry Monette. Monette filed for re-election Monday.
Both Monette and Smith are Democrats. A Republican candidate has yet to file.
Smith filed Tuesday with his wife Susie and his grandson Gabriel by his side.