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10:30 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Sheriff Christopher Makes Bid for Second Term

Sheriff Jeff Christopher
Sheriff Jeff Christopher
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Despite a clash with the state legislature and the governor Sussex County Sheriff Jeff Christopher says he intends to file his re-election papers for a second term.   

The Greenwood Republican tangled with state officials by filing a lawsuit over whether a sheriff in Delaware has the power to arrest people.  

After Christopher took office the General Assembly approved a bill that explicitly denied arrest powers to sheriffs in the state.

Instead, they can only perform such duties as serving subpoenas and other papers for the courts.

The state Supreme Court sided with state officials.

Christopher told the Salisbury Daily Times that his supporters remained convinced that his position is the just one so he is not ready to leave office.