Two more Webster County sheriff's employees arrested

Two Webster County sheriff's employees have been arrested one month after Sheriff Tim Mitchell was arrested on multiple charges.

Posted: Jan 14, 2019 7:02 PM
Updated: Jan 15, 2019 7:53 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Two Webster County sheriff's employees have been arrested one month after Sheriff Tim Mitchell was arrested on multiple charges.

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office says Webster County Investigator Landon Griffin and 31-year-old Santana Monshea Townsend of Eupora were the two booked into the jail in Starkville. 

(L-R): Griffin, Townsend | Photo: Oktibbeha County Jail

Tim Mitchell | Photo: MHP

Griffin says on his Facebook account he left the sheriff's office in December.

Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Lt. Brett Watson says Townsend is charged with two counts of sexual activity between a jailer and an inmate, furnishing contraband to an inmate and the sale/possession of a controlled substance. 

Her bond is set at $25,000.

Griffin is charged with trafficking in firearms and embezzlement.

His bond is $50,000.

Both Griffin and Townsend have both now bonded out.

The pairs preliminary court hearing is set for May 28.

The sheriff of Webster County was arrested in December on multiple charges, including embezzlement, trafficking stolen firearms, retaliating against a witness and attempted sex with an inmate.

Mitchell was being held in jail in Lafayette County but was recently moved to the Lee County jail.

UPDATE: Webster sheriff bonds out of Lee County jail 

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