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Former deputy files for sheriff

A former Henderson County sheriff's deputy has filed papers to run for the Republican nomination for sheriff.

Robert C. Sieber, a detective sergeant with the Polk County Sheriff's Department, filed a campaign organization form with the Board of Elections on Sept. 29. A campaign poster says he has 14 years experience in law enforcement, served in the U.S. Army as an investigator and is pursuing a degree in sociology and psychology. His "biggest achievement," the poster says, is "being a father of my daughter Caleigh."
His Facebook page says he served in the Army as a criminal investigator at Fort Carson, Colo., received basic law enforcement training from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and worked at the Henderson County sheriff's department from 2005 to 2011. The Hendersonville Lightning could not reach Sieber for comment.
Sheriff Charlie McDonald, who was appointed sheriff in March 2012 to fill the vacancy left when Rick Davis resigned, filed his campaign organization paperwork on Aug. 25.