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Harrison Co. deputy arrested, charged with extortion

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A Harrison County Sheriff's deputy has been charged with extortion.

Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said Thursday 34-year-old Ronald Roach of Pass Christian was arrested on a felony charge of extortion and hindrance of prosecution.

Brisolara offered few details of the arrest, other than to say Roach was arrested after "intense investigation into public corruption allegations."

Roach was arrested by members of the Harrison County Narcotics Unit and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, the Long Beach Police Department with assistance from the District Attorney's office.

Roach is in the Harrison County jail under a $50,000 awaiting his initial court appearance.

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