DINWIDDIE, VA (WWBT) – A hotly contested sheriff's race in Dinwiddie County - the incumbent, "Dusty" Rhodes has apparently lost his title to "Duck" Adams, a former lieutenant and chief investigator with the Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office.
Adams won the race by several hundred votes. In all, 4 men were vying for the position of top cop in the county, including Burton Harman and Ryan Porter.
We caught up with Porter as the returns were coming in. He said win or lose -- he's happy with his race. Adams was also surrounded by friends and family tonight while monitoring the numbers.
The incumbent, "Dusty" Rhodes and Adams faced off in 2007 for the position of sheriff. Rhodes won by less than 150 votes. Tonight a different outcome - one that favors Adams. This is what Adams had to say shortly after the polling locations closed.
"I set out to make a change in Dinwiddie County. I got a lot of citizens behind me and it's been a long hard fought battle -- but I hope I'm going to win today," he said.
That hope now a reality -- D.T. "Duck" Adams winning the race for sheriff in Dinwiddie County -- he beat the one term incumbent "Dusty" Rhodes.