Wednesday, December 19, 2018

MS: Webster County Sheriff Timothy Seth Mitchell, 53, Arrested On Dozen Felony Charges...

STARKVILLE, MS Webster County's highest law enforcement official was arrested by state investigators Wednesday and charged with a long list of felonies ranging from tampering with evidence to sexual contact with an inmate. In a press release on Wednesday morning, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation announced that Webster County Sheriff Timothy Seth Mitchell, 53, was charged with two counts of embezzlement; two counts of trafficking in stolen firearms; one count of attempting sex and/or sexual acts with an inmate; one count of tampering with physical evidence; three counts of retaliation against a witness; one count of permitting possession and/or sale of controlled substance in jail; and two counts of furnishing an inmate with weapons, cell phone, and narcotics. At the time of his arrest, the Eupora native was serving his second term as county sheriff. If convicted, Mitchell faces a minimum of nine years and a maximum of 152 years, along with fines up to $102,000, for the 12 felony counts. Mitchell is currently in the custody of the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department pending his initial appearance. Source

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