Interim Commonwealth’s Attorney Eric Branscom took the Republican nomination for election to the job in the GOP Canvass Saturday, easily defeating Harrison Schroeder and Travis Epes.

Long-time Deputy Brian Craig won a tight race for Sheriff against Christiansburg police officer Doug Weddle 1359-1245.

Weddle, Schroeder and Epes have conceded.

Branscom took every district of the county, winning 1,640 votes to 684 for Schroeder and 243 for Epes.

Craig won three of the five districts — Indian Valley, Burks Fork and Little River — while Weddle took Courthose and Locust Grove by narrow margins.