PALESTINE, TX—What do you get when you have a sheriff, a cross dresser and a lemur? A good ol’ fashioned Anderson County Sheriff’s race! As if their public feud wasn’t enough, Keneau the Lemur, famous for biting a mail carrier in Grapeland several years ago before landing in the news again for an attack last year, has announced he is running for sheriff in Anderson County.
Keneau the Lemur said that this was his only logical step.
“The sheriff has stalked me into seclusion, but as sheriff I will reverse some of his anti-lemur legislation that was passed in collusion with the Elkhart City Council,” Keneau said in a press release announcing his candidacy.
“As far as [Gary] Rayford is concerned, he’s busy responding to satirical articles on the internet to focus on the actual election,” the press release stated.
It is believed that his owner, Tammy Baughman, is his official spokesperson as Lemur’s don’t usually speak fluent English.
Keneau made headlines last year after his attack on a local resident when he went on a crime spree that included robbery, murder, and assault. He was jailed, but never officially charged with any crimes.
“Investigators were unable to prove that he committed any criminal act,” Anderson County District Attorney Allyson Mitchell told The Dogwood Tale.
With no criminal charges ever filed, that leaves Keneau eligible to run for sheriff.