Judge Dismisses Lawsuit to Remove Grant County Sheriff from Office

GRANT COUNTY, AR - A circuit judge has dismissed a lawsuit to remove the Grant County sheriff from office.

Ray Vance beat the lawsuit by resigning. However, he suggests the public will see more of him in the future.

In 2010, Vance pleaded no contest to misrepresenting his residency on documents to obtain a lifetime hunting license from Kansas.

This led to the state calling for his job and filing a suit to remove him from office.

The former sheriff did have the convictions expunged but still resigned. This left the lawsuit obsolete.

Vance is the only name on the November ballot for Grant County sheriff.

"I apologize for any negativity that has been reflected on the people or this county for any of this misunderstanding that occurred in Kansas," Vance says. "I, again, appreciate them. I appreciate their support and they've not seen the last of me."

The Grant County Quorum Court was scheduled to meet Monday night to declare the sheriff's position vacant and appoint an interim sheriff.

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