Runoff required in Plantersville special election

news_election_greenBy JB Clark

Daily Journal

PLANTERSVILLE – Voters will have another chance to go to the polls in two weeks after Tuesday’s special election ended in a technical tie.

The election was held to fill an empty position on the Plantersville Board of Aldermen after Ketrick Marion resigned in February.

Shelton Shannon and Charlotte Diggs will be the two choices in the April 22 runoff.

Tuesday, 284 Shannon residents cast votes, 126 for Shannon, 102 for Diggs and 54 for Chink Freeman.

Two votes were voided.

Since no candidate carried a 50-percent (plus one vote) majority, a runoff is mandated.

Marion, 35, resigned after entering a guilty plea in Lee County Circuit Court to aggravated domestic violence.

He was sentenced to 20 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, all of which is suspended pending good behavior.