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Webster Sheriff Tim Mitchell pleads not guilty, placed on house arrest

Mitchell entered the plea during an arraignment hearing in Grenada County Circuit Court Wednesday morning.

Posted: Jan. 16, 2019 12:18 PM
Updated: Jan. 17, 2019 9:06 AM

GRENADA, Miss. (WTVA) - Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell has pleaded not guilty to a 12-count indictment including embezzlement and attempting to have sex with an inmate in the county jail.

Mitchell entered the plea during an arraignment hearing in Grenada County Circuit Court Wednesday morning.

Mitchell was arrested last month, just days after submitting a resignation letter because of what he called medical issues.

He later rescinded the resignation and is still being paid as sheriff.

Mitchell is currently free on a $400,000 bond, but the judge ordered him to wear an ankle monitoring device and remain on house arrest.

He must also avoid contact with employees at the Webster County Sheriff's Department.

His trial date was set for June 24.

 

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