JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Some Jackson County supervisors are speaking out about Interim Sheriff Charles Britt decision to withdraw from the November sheriff's race.
The move came just days after an investigation began regarding the disposal of waste diesel fuel that led to the firing of deputy Louie Miller. Also, Miller released an audio recording of the sheriff talking about the investigation.
Supervisors admit they were surprised to hear Britt made the decision this week. Some supervisors say they respect Britt's decision.
"He may not have been my first choice," said Jackson County Supervisor Melton Harris, "but I was wishing for the very best for the county during the time he was serving as our sheriff. And I was wishing him best during his campaign time and I still wish him the very best."
"By pulling out of the race he has probably done a favor to the county and the politics of this race that have come up will no longer be in the sheriff's department," said Troy Ross, also a supervisor in Jackson County, "and he will be able to operate until the November 4 election and keep politics of the election out of the sheriff's department."
Six candidates remain on the ballot for the November 4 election.