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Webster County sheriff arrested on felony charges

Sheriff Tim Mitchell (Source: State of Mississippi/Dept. of Public Safety)
Sheriff Tim Mitchell (Source: State of Mississippi/Dept. of Public Safety)(WTOK)
Published: Dec. 19, 2018 at 10:39 AM CST
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The Mississippi Department of Public Safety and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday that Sheriff Tim Mitchell has been arrested on multiple felony charges.

The 53-year-old Mitchell, of Eupora, was charged with two counts of embezzlement, two counts of trafficking in stolen firearms, one count of attempting sex and/or sexual acts with an inmate, one count of tampering with physical evidence, three counts of retaliation against a witness, one count of permitting possession and/or sale of controlled substances in jail and two counts of furnishing an inmate with weapons, cellphone and narcotics.

Mitchell was serving his second term as sheriff at the time of his arrest.

If convicted, Mitchell faces a minimum of nine years and a maximum of 152 years in prison, along with fines up to $102,000.00, for the twelve felony counts.

Mitchell was remanded to the custody of the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department pending his initial appearance.