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Former Wiregrass Sheriff Sentenced for Taking Depertment Funds

The former Barbour County Sheriff who pled guilty this summer to felony ethics violations has been sentenced. On Thursday Leroy Upshaw was sentenced to 3 years in Barbour County Community Corrections.  He must also pay a $30,000 fine.  Court documents say during his over 20 years as sheriff, Upshaw wrote himself checks from the sheriff’s office bank account totaling over $32,000.