Lawsuit filed against Grant County Sheriff

On July 11, 2022, iFiberOne News published a story concerning a lawsuit that has been filed against the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and several current and former members of the Sheriff’s Office.

Dr. Joe Harris posted the following on his Facebook page the same day.

This is one of the main reasons I am running for Sheriff. According to the claim, Candidate Kriete, a Chief Deputy, knew what was going on and chose to do nothing. This corruption and “good ol’ boy club” within the leadership of the Sheriff’s Office must stop! This needs to be dealt with transparently; trust and legitimacy need to be restored. This is exactly why we need new leadership.

Plus, this is not fair to the hard-working patrol, corrections, and administrative staff who have nothing to do with this. They are, unfortunately, being tainted by the actions of their leaders. Leadership starts at the top!

I have the experience to resolve these issues and will lead with integrity. To learn more visit

Vote Dr. Joe Harris for Grant County Sheriff!

“Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing. He is not a good man who, without a protest, allows wrong to be committed in his name, and with the means which he helps to supply, because he will not trouble himself to use his mind on the subject.” – John Stuart Mill (1867)

Documentation about this lawsuit is below.

Wenatchee investigation

Interviews with Canfield and Gregg

Kriete interview

Gregg-Canfield Tort Claim

Information concerning time fraud issues with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office