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.
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
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.