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Chief Bolton discussed by board of supervisors, no action taken

Chief Deputy Bolton and his wife were indicted in federal court for felony tax evasion. Photo Credit: WDAM Chief Deputy Bolton and his wife were indicted in federal court for felony tax evasion. Photo Credit: WDAM
FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Forrest County Board of Supervisors went into executive session Monday to discuss three topics, including Forrest County Chief Deputy Charles Bolton.

According to board attorney, David Miller, they discussed personnel issues and promotions from the multipurpose center, the road department and Forrest County Sheriff’s Department Chief Charles Bolton.

Bolton was indicted on March 22 with his wife Linda, on a 10-count federal indictment related to tax evasion and fraud.

“Issues regarding Chief Bolton and the Forrest General Hospital Board of Trustees were discussed, but no action was taken,” Miller said.

Miller said Bolton’s term will expire on June 6.

Miller also clarified that for any action to be taken against Bolton, it would have to be a unanimous vote by the board of supervisors.

Bolton is still employed at the Forrest County Sheriff’s Department and is scheduled to appear back in federal court on May 5.

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