Sheriff's candidate drops out of race

Sheriff's candidate drops out of race

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Craighead County Sheriff's race just got a bit more interesting.

John Shipman, one candidate sheriff, announced his intentions to drop out of the race, according to County Clerk Kade Holliday.

The only other candidate for sheriff is Marty Boyd, the incumbent.

Holliday told Region 8 News that Shipman's name will still appear on the ballot in November.

Shipman is the founder of Back the Blue based in Jonesboro.

"I am submitting this letter to you today to formally withdraw from the race for Sheriff in Craighead County," Shipman wrote to Holliday. "Due to recent issues that have occurred I believe it is in my family's best interest that I withdraw and put my focus back on my family and the work I love with Back the Blue. I appreciate the support that I have been given throughout this process and look forward to continuing to serve the individuals of Jonesboro and Craighead County in any way that I possibly can."

Region 8 News is working to get more information and will have more details on Region 8 News at 5.

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