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Former Webster County sheriff's investigator pleads guilty

Landon Griffin appeared in court on Monday.

A former Webster County sheriff’s investigator has pleaded guilty to embezzlement and transfer of stolen firearms.

Posted: Jun 17, 2019 3:11 PM
Updated: Jun 17, 2019 4:38 PM

ACKERMAN, Miss. (WTVA) - A former Webster County sheriff’s investigator has pleaded guilty to embezzlement and transfer of stolen firearms.

Landon Griffin entered the guilty plea Monday afternoon in Choctaw County court.

In exchange for Griffin's plea, the district attorney agreed to dismiss four other counts.

While he was a member of the Webster County Sheriff’s Department, Griffin took a handgun for his own use and later traded it, according to District Attorney Doug Evans.

Evans said the sheriff's department was holding the gun as a piece of evidence.

Griffin will be sentenced on July 30.

Griffin was arrested in January, approximately one month after the arrest of former Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell.

Mitchell pleaded guilty last week to embezzlement and trafficking stolen firearms.

The former sheriff is also scheduled to be sentenced on July 30.

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