CHARLESTON -- Former Mississippi County Sheriff Larry Turley of Charleston was booked and released Wednesday following an indictment from a grand jury.
Turley turned himself in Wednesday afternoon and was released shortly on his own recognizance after being processed, a source at the Mississippi County Detention Center confirmed.
Darren Cann, Mississippi County prosecuting attorney, said he believes Turley's indictment was handed down Monday.
According to officials, the stealing indictment alleges two firearms were stolen sometime between 2002 and 2004 from the sheriff's department by Turley, who was serving as sheriff at that time.
"All defendants are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty," Cann stated, "and the investigation continues."
The grand jury was convened June 1 with members being selected around June 12, according to Cann.
Other indictments from the grand jury so far include: Trone Kent of Charleston who was charged with one count of statutory sodomy, one count of statutory rape, second degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon; Donald Patterson of Charleston who was indicted on one count of theft and two counts of a sex offender establishing residency within 1,000 feet of a school; Kevin Anderson of Charleston who faces first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon charges; and Bobby Howard of Charleston who was charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.
"That's all of them for right now," Cann said, although he added that more indictments will follow from the grand jury. "I still have murder and drug cases to run through it and the investigation with the Mississippi County Detention Center continues."
The jail investigation is related to missing funds.