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Grant County sheriff's race heats up

Sheriff Ray Vance is seeking a second term as Grant County's top law enforcement officer. But his opponent Tim Green says voters may not know everything about Vance.
GRANT COUNTY, AR -- Sheriff Ray Vance is seeking a second term as Grant County's top law enforcement officer.  But his opponent Tim Green says voters may not know everything about Vance.

"My goal is for the citizens of Grant County to understand who they have in office right now and why he doesn't deserve to be in office," Green said.

Green points to the results of an investigation by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.  Back in 2010, Vance admitted to special agents he switched his drivers license from Arkansas to Kansas so he could get a lifetime hunting license.  Even though he lives in Sheridan, Vance said he didn't see it as a problem because he owns a home in "The Sunflower State."

"It was a misunderstanding. There was no intent to defraud or to do anything wrong. I thought I was well within my rights," Sheriff Vance said.

Vance paid over $13,000 in court costs and restitution and considered this case closed.

He said he's taking the high road in this election, citing his accomplishments in decreasing crime each year while in office.

Green maintains Vance has deceived voters and vows he's the clear choice.

"You are supposed to be professional. You are supposed to be held at a higher standard than anybody else," Green said.

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