Butler County Times Gazette
  • Ark. sheriff faces possible removal from office

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

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