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In a press release on Wednesday morning, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation announced that Webster County Sheriff Timothy Seth Mitchell, 53, 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 substance in jail; and two counts of furnishing an inmate with weapons, cell phone, and narcotics.
Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Capt. Johnny Poulos said the second-term 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
- Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell could be sentenced to 152 years in prison if convicted of all charges.
- He was officially set to retire on Jan. 2, 2019, with a replacement to be named by the county before the end date.
-The Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol (MHP), MHP SWAT, SOG, and Interdiction teams, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, Mississippi State Auditor’s Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the 5th District Attorney’s Office participated in the investigation and resulting arrest.
Mitchell is the second Mississippi sheriff arrested this year.
William Brewer resigned as sheriff in northern Mississippi’s Tallahatchie County in August, days after he was arrested on federal charges related to narcotics trafficking and extortion. A federal indictment said Brewer took $6,500 in cash “to allow drug distribution in Tallahatchie County.” He pleaded guilty Nov. 1 to one count of attempting to extort a bribe and is set for sentencing in February.
Federal authorities said Brewer gave protection for years to a drug dealer who robbed other dealers and kicked back stolen money and drug profits to Brewer. They said the illegal partnership began in about 2003.
Mitchell, 53, was charged with two counts of embezzlements, two counts of trafficking of 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 substance in jail, and two counts of furnishing an inmate with weapons, cell phone, and narcotics.
originally posted by: dojozen
a reply to: Lysergic
Can google and will see dozens of sources, if you are picky...
moved link from middle of post to the top section of it, thanks for pointing out,.
originally posted by: MisterMcKill
a reply to: dojozen
It gets worse. Most of them are never charged. Only the sloppy ones are. So what is the real number of bad apples? That is some frightening math. I do not hate cops as people, but I do not trust them as an institution.