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Published: August 22, 2019


LIMESTONE COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE BLAKELY WAS ARRESTED TODAY (THURSDAY) AFTER BEING INDICTED ON 13 THEFT AND ETHICS CHARGES. ACCORDING TO MEDIA SOURCES, THE CHARGES STEM OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS AND INCLUDE CHARGES OF ILLEGALLY TAKING MONEY FROM HIS CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT FUNDS AND USING HIS POSITION TO OBTAIN INTEREST FREE LOANS. BLAKELY WAS RELEASED ON A 49 THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND. THE CASE IS BEING PROSECUTED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S SPECIAL PROSECUTIONS DIVISION.