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Les Tannehill, 59, said he is running as an independent for Hinds County sheriff because he didn’t see “a competent leader” among the list of candidates for the post. In November, he faces off against Victor Mason, who defeated incumbent Tyrone Lewis in the Democratic primary, fellow independent Reginald Thompson and Charlette Stewart Oswalt, a Republican who had no primary opponent.

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