Mississippi county rehires deputy accused of misconduct

A Mississippi Delta county has rehired a sheriff's deputy previously accused of forcing another deputy to have sex with him.

Posted: Aug 11, 2018 11:26 PM

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Delta county has rehired a sheriff's deputy previously accused of forcing another deputy to have sex with him.

WMC-TV reports the Tunica County sheriff's office recently rehired Eugene Bridges.

Bridges was one of three employees fired three years ago by the sheriff's office.

Chief Deputy Randy Stewart says Bridges was fired "due to services not needed any longer," not because of the allegations. Stewart declines comment on the allegations or the outcome of any investigation. A female deputy no longer employed by Tunica County claimed Bridges threatened to fire her if she didn't repeatedly have sex with him.

Bridges was rehired as a commander, the title he held when fired.

No criminal charges were filed, and the sheriff's office would not allow an interview with Bridges.

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