Jon Webb elected next sheriff of Fulton County
FULTON COUNTY (25 News Now) - The next sheriff in Fulton County is Republican Jon Webb.
He defeated Ryan Maricle Tuesday night - receiving 7,179 votes to take the place of current Sheriff Jeff Standard, who did not seek reelection.
Both candidates are current FCSO deputies. Ryan Maricle and Jon Webb have both worked for FCSO for more than a decade, Maricle for 18 years and Webb for 11 years.
Webb will take office as the controversial ‘SAFE-T Act’ goes into effect at the beginning of 2023. It will, among other things, eliminate cash bail. Both candidates said the act will make it harder for their deputies to do their jobs.
The Sheriff’s office has had some difficult times in recent years. Deputy Troy Chisum was murdered a few years back, and last Summer, the department was a part of a massive manhunt to catch four escaped inmates from the Fulton County Jail.
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