Richland sheriff candidates disagree on pace of punishment in the Spring Valley SRO manhandling student case
The two candidates for Richland County sheriff will outline their vision for the department during a forum at Embassy Suites Tuesday.
Incumbent Leon Lott and challenger James Flowers will face off at the hotel on Stoneridge Drive just off I-126 and Greystone Boulevard , at 6:30 p.m., according to the candidates. Both are running for sheriff as Democrats in the June 14 primary election.
Lott is seeking a sixth term in office. He ran unopposed in 2012 and defeated primary challenger Jim Reed in 2008
Flowers left the State Law Enforcement Division to run for sheriff. This is the first time he has run for elected office.