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Mark Patton is the rightful constable of the 6th District, a special chancellor ruled Friday morning.
Chancellor Billy Joe White reinstated Patton during a Roane County Chancery Court hearing. Patton, who was elected to the seat during the 2006 Roane County General Election, submitted a resignation a year later, then withdrew it on claims that it wasn't properly accepted by Roane County Commission.
He sued the county after officials disagreed with his assertion and appointed Caleb Strayer.
See more about this story as it develops here online and in the Monday issue of the Roane County News.