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Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell

Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell is still receiving a paycheck while in jail.

Posted: Jan 7, 2019 3:02 PM

EUPORA, Miss. (WTVA) - Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell is still receiving a paycheck while in jail.

This morning, Webster County supervisors briefly discussed the sheriff’s position during a scheduled meeting.

According to the chancery clerk’s office, Mitchell received a paycheck last week.

Last week, two circuit court judges appointed an interim sheriff since Mitchell vacated the position by remaining in jail.

RELATED: Webster County now paying two salaries for sheriff 

Supervisor Curtis Morris says the board hopes to make a decision about this issue at the next board meeting in two weeks.

Mitchell was arrested last month on a dozen felony charges, including embezzlement and attempting to have sex with an inmate.

RELATED: Webster County sheriff arrested on multiple felony charges 

He is currently in the Lafayette County jail.

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