County Prosecutor in Vick Case Re-Elected
The Surry County, Va., prosecutor who is handling the Michael Vick case was re-elected Tuesday.
Gerald Poindexter received 1,657 votes to 1,173 votes for write-in challenger Ed Vaughn, country registrar Lucille Epps told the Associated Press.
Poindexter received some criticism for his handling of the case before federal officials launched their own investigation of a dogfighting operation being run at a property owned by Vick in southeastern Virginia. Vick and three co-defendants pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges related to dogfighting, and Vick is awaiting sentencing on Dec. 10.
Vick, a quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, was suspended indefinitely by the NFL after entering his guilty plea, and Poindexter later brought state charges against Vick and his co-defendants. A trial date has not been set. Vick's attorneys have said they believe that the state charges might violate Vick's rights by charging him twice for the same conduct.
Sheriff Harold Brown also was re-elected Tuesday.
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