Former Sumter County sheriff arrested

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LIVINGSTON, Ala. (WTOK) The former sheriff of Sumter County was arrested Wednesday morning.

Law enforcement officials with the state of Alabama have taken Tyrone Clark, Sr. into custody. He was taken to the Sumter County Jail in Livingston where he was being booked. Clark was released after posting his bond, which was set at $50,000.

District Attorney Greg Griggers says he was arrested on eight felony and two misdemeanor charges.

According to a 10-count indictment, Clark faces charges of using his office for personal gain, violating a law that forbids employing state or county inmates, promoting prison contraband, human trafficking, perjury and conspiracy to commit a crime involving a controlled substance.

Clark was removed from office on July 27th by the Alabama Supreme Court. He was accused of corruption and neglect of duty.

A grand jury recommended removing Clark from office in April and sent the case to the Alabama Attorney General's Office.