Jennings official charged with felony theft, misconduct

A Jennings County commissioner, charged with theft and official misconduct, turned himself in Monday at the county jail.

Robert R. Willhite, 61, was released from jail after posting a $1,055 cash bond, the Jennings County Sheriff Department said.

Willhite said “I’m not guilty” of the Class D felony charges during a brief telephone interview Monday.

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