Alcorn County clerk under arrest

The Associated PressJuly 17, 2014 

— The Alcorn County purchasing clerk has been arrested on a complaint filed by the state auditor's office.

State Auditor Stacey Pickering tells WTVA-TV (http://bit.ly/1rkNwmf ) that investigators with his office arrested 54-year-old William Paul Rhodes Thursday morning. He faces a charge of obstruction of justice and is being held on a $10,000 bond. It was unknown if Rhodes has an attorney.

Pickering says representatives from his office spent Tuesday in the offices of the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors going through files and computer records. He says Rhodes tried to prevent those workers from carrying out the investigation.

Pickering would not specify what the investigation involved, but says he plans to meet with supervisors later Thursday to discuss the probe.

Information from: WTVA-TV, http://www.wtva.com

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