New Tallahatchie County sheriff

By REGGIE ROSS
Staff Writer

 

The Tallahatchie County Board of Supervisors has appointed a new sheriff following the resignation of William Brewer.
The Tallahatchie Board appointed Jimmy Fly as the new sheriff, according to personnel with the sheriff’s department.
Brewer resigned last Tuesday after spending the weekend in a Lafayette County Jail.
In court, U.S. Magistrate Judge Roy Percy gave Brewer a $25,000 secure bond and granted him house arrest.
“He’s required to wear an ankle monitor and there’s movement restrictions throughout the northern district of the state,” Defense Attorney Kevin Horan said. “Right now we’re moving forward and looking into the matter that supports the charges.”
Brewer, 58, of Oakland, was arrested by FBI agents Friday morning and charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and extortion and bribery under color of official right in violation of the Hobbs Act. Brewer was charged by criminal complaint in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Mississippi.
The criminal complaint states that Brewer is accused of conspiracy to distribute from June 2003 to June 2018, and extortion and bribery from June 2003 to July 2018.

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