UPDATE: Judge sets $400,000 bond for Webster County sheriff after arrest

Sheriff Tim Mitchell (in orange) in court for his initial court appearance.

A judge set a $400,000 bond for Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell following his arrest Wednesday.

Posted: Dec 20, 2018 3:37 PM
Updated: Dec 21, 2018 9:16 AM

EUPORA, Miss. (WTVA) - A judge set a $400,000 bond for Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell following his arrest Wednesday.

He made his initial court appearance today, Dec. 20, in Eupora Municipal Court.

The sheriff faces a dozen charges including embezzlement and attempting to have sex with an inmate.

RELATED: Webster County sheriff arrested on multiple felony charges

He is currently in his second term as sheriff.

Earlier this month, Mitchell confirmed with WTVA 9 News that he will retire from his position on Jan. 2.

RELATED: Webster sheriff says he will retire in January 

He cited health reasons and tendered a letter of resignation to the board of supervisors a week earlier.

Mitchell has appointed Chief Deputy Andy McCants to run the sheriff's department in the meantime. 

 

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