Webster County sheriff in trouble with law

By REGGIE ROSS
Staff Writer

For the second time since August, a sheriff of a neighboring county has been arrested on multiple felony charges, this time in Webster County.
Two-term Sheriff Tim Mitchell was arrested Wednesday on charges that ranged from embezzlement to furnishing inmates with cellphones and narcotics.
Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Capt. Johnny Poulos said the sheriff is charged with two counts each of embezzlement, trafficking in stolen firearms and furnishing an inmate with weapons, a cellphone and narcotics. Mitchell is also charged with one count each of attempting sex with an inmate, tampering with evidence and permitting possession or sale of a controlled substance in jail; and three counts of retaliation against a witness, according to the Clarion-Ledger and the Associated Press.

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