FELON QUITS RACE Jerry Weaver Quits Race For Lincoln County Sheriff
Reported by: Leslie Rubin
Web Producer: Latasha Hughes
Reported: Feb. 14, 2012 9:46 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 14, 2012 9:54 PM EST
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, Lincoln County
, West Virginia
A Lincoln County felon who was seeking a run for sheriff has backed out the race.
Jerry Weaver is a former Lincoln County assessor who pleaded guilty to federal vote buying charges. Today his name was taken off the Secretary of State's website as a candidate for Lincoln County sheriff.
Weaver pleaded not guilty in 2005 to conspiracy charges and spent a year in prison.
He and former Circuit Clerk Greg Stowers were accused of trying to influence voters from 1992 to 2004.
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