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Beaufort County sheriff defeated in primary

Beaufort County sheriff defeated in primary
Published: May. 17, 2022 at 10:06 PM EDT|Updated: May. 18, 2022 at 9:32 AM EDT
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BEAUFORT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Beaufort County will have a new sheriff come December after Ernie Coleman lost in tonight’s primary election.

Scott Hammonds, a former National Guardsman, defeated the two-term sheriff by a vote count of 3,925 to 2,696.

Hammonds will face Corey Rogerson, the winner of the Democratic primary, in November.

Coleman, a former state trooper, was elected sheriff in 2014. He will finish his second term this winter later this year.

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