Local Sheriff Candidate Indicted

By: Ann Mercogliano Email
By: Ann Mercogliano Email


The office of the U.S. Attorney Middle District of Georgia says
J. Darrell Watson, a former game warden and Lanier County resident has been indicted for perjury.

Officials say three Georgia attorneys , George McCranie, Robert Sumner and Timothy Eidson were also indicted.

The Lanier County Board of Elections says Watson remains on the ballot for Lanier County Sheriff stressing that an indictment is not a conviction.

"He's very nice and outgoing and I believe he would do a really good job as Sheriff," says long-time Lanier County resident Jessica Gaskins.

We reached out to Watson, but could not get through for comment.


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