Gubernatorial Candidate Investigated For Child’s Murder Now Running For Sheriff

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The candidate says he is the anecdote to the “empty suits bozo law enforcement” in Twin Falls County, Idaho.

According to KMVT, Steve Pankey, who was once “a person of interest in the 1984 cold case killing of a 12-year-old girl in Greeley, Colorado,” is running for the Twin Falls County sheriff position.

  • In April, the 69-year-old Republican candidate spoke at the KMVT station in Twin Falls, Idaho to explain why he thinks he is suitable for the position.
  • He said being sheriff is a “responsible position,” and KMVT reported that he wants “to keep power low as there aren’t enough checks and balances in place in the law enforcement” in Idaho.
  • In 2018, Pankey ran for Idaho Governor and lost, but he expressed confidence in his chances of winning this time.

Saying he is willing to work with the public to make Twin Falls County both safer and more prosperous, Pankey added, “We’re in the Model T stage of law enforcement right now and their investigation methods. So I'm the guy to stepped up to the plate to put better methods into place.”

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So, he was a "person of interest" in a crime 35years ago. Apparently not arrested or charged, or even moved to "suspect" status from what I can find. So how this is relevant? Should I just consign "The Intellectualist" to the sensationalist click bait trash heap? The "story" just links to a local news site, KMVT in Twin Falls, Idaho. Yep, it's just another trash clickbait site. The Intellectualist that is, not KMVT.

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