I’ve been hearing for a couple of days that something was going on in the sheriff’s race, particularly concerning Doyle Dempsey.
Dempsey has an announcement planned tonight and the original intent was to announce his run for sheriff. I hear from a couple of pretty good sources that Dempsey and Julian Whittington had a meeting to discuss the situation.
I’m also hearing that Dempsey will announce tonight that he will not run, but will support Whittington.
A commenter on the blog made the statement a couple of hours ago that it is the talk of the sheriff’s office. I have verified that it is the talk of the town, but I can’t verify the truth of it at this time.
I have been attempting to reach Chief Dempsey to get a clarification, but have been unable to get a response from either phone calls or emails. This makes me believe that there may be something to it.
At this point it's all speculation, we’ll know in a couple of hours.