Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell pleads guilty to embezzlement, trafficking stolen firearms

Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell has pleaded guilty to four of the 10 counts he faces following his arrest in December.

Posted: Jun 12, 2019 4:35 PM
Updated: Jun 12, 2019 11:12 PM

EUPORA, Miss. (WTVA) - Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell has pleaded guilty to four of the 10 counts he faces following his arrest in December.

Mitchell appeared in court Wednesday where Circuit Judge Joseph Loper denied the sheriff’s request for a continuation.

Tim Mitchell | Photo: Lee County jail

He pleaded guilty to the following counts:

Count 1 – Embezzlement by public officer

Count 2 – Trafficking in stolen firearms

Count 6 – Embezzlement by public officer

Count 7 – Trafficking in stolen firearms

Other ChargesGrand jury hands up 10-count indictment against Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell

He could spend 15 years in prison for Count 1, and 15 years each for the remaining three counts. The counts would run concurrently.

Since his arrest, he had remained the sheriff of Webster County, even with an interim sheriff in position.

The judge ordered Mitchell to resign from his position immediately.

He has tendered his resignation to the Webster County Board of Supervisors.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 30.

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