FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a former mayor and ex-administrator of the DeKalb County Jail is facing charges of harassment following his arrest Thursday afternoon.
The Times-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/R07JX3) ) that Mitchell Dendy is charged with nine counts of harassment.
He was booked into the DeKalb County Detention Center at 3:45 p.m.
DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris says Dendy was fired as chief jail administrator in April. He resigned as mayor of the northeast Alabama town of Sylvania following his firing.
His bond was set at $1,500 for each charge. Dendy was released Thursday afternoon.
Dendy hasn't commented on his firing from the sheriff's department, his resignation as mayor or the harassment allegations. It wasn't known Friday whether he has an attorney.