Man convicted of robbery drops run for sheriff

DRY RIDGE, Ky. (AP) - A northern Kentucky man who had been
convicted of bank robbery has ended his campaign for sheriff of
Grant County.

The Kentucky Enquirer reported Tuesday that Bill King of Dry
Ridge dropped out of the race after the head of the county
Democratic Party filed a motion in March to have King's name
removed from the ballot.

The state attorney general's office filed a wrongful
registration charge against King and a spokeswoman for the office
said his withdrawal doesn't affect that charge.

The newspaper reported King didn't return its phone calls.

King's name will still appear on the ballot, but the Grant
County Clerk's office has told poll workers not to count votes for
him.

He was sentenced to 12 years in prison on bank robbery convictions from 1994.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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