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Byrd Pleads Guilty of Witness Tampering
JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WPMI) Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd has pleaded guilty to federal witness tampering.
The paperwork was filed Monday in Mobile.
Byrd was accused of trying to cover up kicking a prisoner who was handcuffed in 2012. The case was filed in Mobile because of a related car chase that started in Jackson County that ended in Alabama.
The U.S. Attorney is recommending six months house arrest and six months of probation.
Byrd is also facing a 31 court indictment in Mississippi of fraud, extortion, embezzlement, witness tampering and perjury.