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.
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.
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.