Government & Courts

Billy Mays pulled in 378 votes in his run for sheriff, a fraction of his opponent's more than 2,000 votes. Publicity photo

Nelson sheriff candidate indicted for election fraud

William Everette “Billy” Mays, the Nelson sheriff’s office investigator who led the Alexis Murphy missing teen case, was indicted on two counts of election fraud November 24. Mays ran for sheriff and lost to David Hill in the November election. Both men were the subjects of Virginia State Police investigations after a private citizen complained […]