LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A local fire chief has been placed behind bars and accused of embezzlement.
Rock Hill Fire Chief William Leeroy King II was taken into custody by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
King is charged with embezzlement involving county funds. King made his initial appearance Thursday morning and bond was set at $25,000. Authorities say king was issued a fleet card for fuel in which he is accused of using to fuel his personal vehicle. MBI believes King's activity has been ongoing for the last year.
The Mississippi State Auditor's office and the Lamar County Sheriff's Office both helped in the investigation. Authorities say more charges could be brought against him.