A law enforcement officer with more than 25 years of experience was appointed Sheriff of Yalobusha County becoming the first black man to hold the position in it’s history.
Jerimaine Gooch was recently sworn in as interim sheriff by the Yalobusha County Board of Supervisors. According to sources, Gooch was appointed by a unanimous vote during a special-called meeting following the death of Sheriff Mark D. Fulco. Gooch has worked with the YCSO since 2004 as a deputy, investigator and most recently chief deputy under Fulco.
Fulco died last month following complications of COVID-19 and had served as sheriff of the county for 19 months.
The YCSO covers 495 square miles and includes the areas around Coffeeville, Water Valley and Oakland.