Grant County Sheriff Ray Vance faces possible removal from office due to a 2010 misdemeanor conviction in Kansas.

Grant County Sheriff Ray Vance faces possible removal from office due to a 2010 misdemeanor conviction in Kansas.

Vance pleaded guilty in November 2010 to false representation to secure a lifetime Kansas hunting license.

Vance and his attorney declined comment — but Vance has filed an appeal of the conviction that says it was unconstitutional.

Arkansas prosecutors filed a petition in February to remove Vance from office — saying the conviction is an "infamous crime."

Special Prosecutor Jack McQuary told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1awbjIk ) that he has pulled the petition to remove Vance rom office until the appeal is heard in Kansas.

McQuary says there are "some very good constitutional questions" about the conviction — including whether he was properly warned about the dangers of representing himself in court.