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Sheriff questions possible probation violations

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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Jackson County Sheriff Charles Britt is questioning whether former Sheriff Mike Byrd, now a twice-convicted felon, violated the conditions of his probation.

Britt says Byrd has allegedly called sheriff's office employees about who they were supporting in the upcoming sheriff's election.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1jqIQsf ) Britt outlined his concerns in a July 9 letter to Christopher Epps, commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

The letter was copied to District Attorney Tony Lawrence and Jackson County Board of Supervisor President Troy Ross. Britt said Byrd contacted one of his employees on April 10.

Byrd is currently on probation on state charge of intimidating a witness and a federal charge of witness tampering.

Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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