Voters in Jasper County decided it is time for a change.
Chris Malphrus defeated Incumbent Sheriff Greg Jenkins Tuesday in the Democratic primary election runoff for Jasper County sheriff.
Malphrus had 2,512 votes to Jenkins 2,344.
Malphrus has served 17 years with the Ridgeland Police Department.
Jenkins was going for his third term, serving as sheriff for the last eight years.
Malphrus will now go on to face Republican candidate Duane Swygert in the Nov. 8 general election.
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