Mendenhall police chief arrested - - Jackson, MS

Mendenhall police chief arrested

MENDENHALL, MS (WLBT) - Mendenhall Police Chief Bruce Barlow is facing scrutiny again and this time he is facing criminal charges. Barlow was arrested by the Simpson County Sheriff's Department for disorderly conduct on Wednesday.

According to an affidavit from Simpson County Justice Court the charge stems from an incident on Monday in which a Simpson County man claims Barlow made sexually obscene gestures toward the him and his family.

Barlow was already on paid administrative leave as a result of his department being investigated by state and federal authorities for missing money and equipment.

Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis said that Barlow had posted bond and is scheduled to be in court on November 9, to address the misdemeanor charge.

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