From The Tribune staff reports
MONTGOMERY — A former sheriff in Barbour County has been arrested for allegedly taking more than $85,000 from multiple accounts belonging to the Barbour County Sheriff’s Office.
According to an announcement from Attorney General Steve Marshall, arrest warrants were obtained for 49-year-old Leroy Davie Upshaw on Monday, Sept. 28. Upshaw surrendered to the Barbour County Sheriff’s Office and was subsequently released on bond.
He faces two charges stemming from his term as sheriff, which ended in January of 2019. One charge alleges that he used his public office to receive personal financial gain, while the other charge alleges that he used his public office to obtain financial gain for members of his family.
The use of office for personal gain is a class B felony, punishable by two-to-20 years imprisonment.