UPDATE: Webster sheriff says he will retire in January

This article has been updated.

Posted: Dec 5, 2018 5:04 PM
Updated: Dec 13, 2018 8:27 PM

Update 12/13/18 8 p.m.

The board of supervisors has not scheduled a meeting yet to announce the replacement sheriff.

Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell

They will have a replacement chosen by January 2.

Update 12/06/18 10 a.m.

Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell says he will retire on January 2, he confirmed with WTVA 9 News this morning.

See the original post below. 

WEBSTER COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - The future of Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell appears to be up in the air.

Mitchell says because of health reasons, he tendered a letter of resignation to the board of supervisors last week.

He tells WTVA 9 News he has not decided if the January 2 date on the letter will be his last day.

Mitchell says he is still talking with his doctors and is really a week or two away from knowing for certain if he can remain on the job.

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