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Two compete for Trinity Co. sheriff title

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GROVETON, TX (KTRE) -

We continue to look at big races here in East Texas as Primary Day gets closer here in Texas.

Two candidates are going for the title of sheriff in Trinity County. They are incumbent Woody Wallace and his opponent Richard Morris. 

We reached out to Morris several times for commentary but were not able to get in contact him. We do know he's employed with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. 

Sheriff Woody Wallace said one of his greatest accomplishments in office has been lowering the crime rate in the county.

"The crime rate is lower than it ever has been. It's dropped 25 percent in the last three years since I've taken office. Burglaries have been cut in half.  Drug use has been cut by about 35 to 40 percent," Wallace said. 

Wallace is also proud of the Trinity County Jail's farm, which is used to save money and rehabilitate inmates. He discussed future goals if re-elected.  

"We need to start with the kids. We're going to start being in the schools more, but we will not be dealing with students as criminals. We're going to show them we're not the bad guys and be there, support the school, and their discipline policies," Wallace said.  

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