Bolton's future at Forrest County Jail unknown

Bolton's future at Forrest County Jail unknown
Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee, right, and Chief Deputy Charles Bolton leave federal court in Hattiesburg. Source: WDAM

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The fate of Forrest County Chief Deputy Charles Bolton's employment in the county is unknown at this time.

According to Forrest County Supervisors Board Attorney, David Miller, his employment status is up to Sheriff Billy McGee.

Miller cited Mississippi Code, 19-25-19, stating; you can not serve as a deputy sheriff if you have been convicted of a felony.

Forrest County Supervisors said that the sign in front of the Billy McGee Law Enforcement Complex off U.S. Hwy 49, at 55 Arena Drive, that displays Bolton's name, as the chief deputy will be coming down.

Charles was convicted Thursday, in federal court on nine counts of felony tax evasion and filing false tax returns.

He was taken into custody and booked in the Stone County Jail.

Phone calls to Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee were not returned.