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Indicted former sheriff wins reelection in Clayton Co

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In the Democratic Primary for Clayton County sheriff, incumbent Kem Kimbrough was defeated by challenger Victor Hill.

Hill released a victory statement Tuesday night. "Tonight, I am humbled by God and the support of the Clayton County voters and accept their will to serve once again, as Sheriff of Clayton County. I want to thank the many volunteers, advisors and friends that worked tirelessly over the last few months to make tonight's victory a reality. As promised, I want to advise those who prey on others by breaking into homes, robbing businesses and drug trafficking to stop or leave Clayton while you still can. Your presence is not wanted and your lawlessness will not be tolerated. I want to thank everyone once again. May God bless you all and may God bless Clayton County."

Hill will likely not take office in January. He faces 37 felony counts related to his last term as sheriff and his 2008 campaign. The governor could suspend Hill until he goes to trial, and may appoint an interim sheriff.

The two had fought a heated runoff contest that included a debate on Monday.

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