Agents from Office of the State Auditor Assist with Arrest of Former Webster County Sheriff

December 19, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. – Investigators from the State Auditor’s office participated in a joint operation that led to the arrest of the Sheriff of Webster County. State Auditor Shad White issued the following quote:

“Today’s events show the important law enforcement work that can be done when multiple agencies, with a variety of different types of expertise, work together. I’m thankful for the team of agents from the auditor’s office who worked on this case with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. My goal is to continue to forge partnerships around law enforcement and government so we can hold lawbreakers accountable. This situation in Webster County involved serious allegations of embezzlement, and the hard work of all the involved agencies ensured we minimized any risk from today’s actions. We will continue to work with MBI and prosecutors to help move this case to completion.”