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Jones Loses Comeback Bid For Eaton County Sheriff

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Democratic incumbent Tom Reich narrowly edged out Republican challenger Rick Jones to win a third term as Eaton County Sheriff.

Jones, a former Michigan state senator, previously served as sheriff before being elected to the legislature.  Jones says an incident of alleged police brutality under Reich’s command prompted him to run again.

“I felt pretty strongly that we needed a change in Eaton County.  But it’s a very odd year, with Trump and Biden on the ticket, things just didn’t go my way.  I’m going to move on and do other things.”

Jones claims Reich never requested criminal action against a deputy who was allegedly caught on video assaulting a driver during a traffic stop.  Sheriff Reich declined our request for an interview.