Runoff appears likely between Roundtree, Peebles for sheriff

It appears that Scott Peebles and Richard Roundtree are heading to a runoff for the Democratic nomination for Richmond County sheriff.

With all 77 precincts reporting, Peebles had 13,932 votes (46.63 percent), while Roundtree had 11,725 votes (39.24 percent).

A runoff is scheduled for Aug. 21 if neither gets more than 50 percent of the vote.

On the Republican side, Augusta attorney Freddie Sanders trounced opponent Mike Godowns, getting 76 percent of the vote.

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