June 3, 2014

Warnke, Lunney poised for runoff in sheriff’s race

A longtime senior-sergeant and a veteran law-enforcement administrator emerged as frontrunners Tuesday night in the race to become the next Merced County sheriff. Sgt. Vern Warnke and Pat Lunney, the Merced County district attorney’s chief investigator, appeared to be headed for a November runoff with more than 100 percent of the vote counted.

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