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County Sheriff arrested after taking prison inmates to bar for drinks

By Mason White 11:36 AM July 24, 2014
Josh Dole 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
A Sheriff was arrested on charges of permitting escape after allegedly removing prison inmates and taking them to a bar, police in Missouri said.

Now, Schuyler County Sheriff Josh Dole, has submitted his resignation letter to the Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.

In the letter, Dole states that the events of the last couple of weeks, have made him decide that the best interests of Schuyler County would be served by him stepping down as sheriff.

Dole was charged with three counts of permitting escape and two counts of tampering with a witness. Dole illegally removed prisoners and taken them in a private vehicle to a bar.

On another occasion, he is accused of removing a prisoner from jail and taking the prisoner to a bar. Dole is also accused of releasing two inmates in order for them to do work in his home.

The witness tampering charges follows allegations that Dole ordered the personnel under his command not to reveal the facts of these cases to investigators.

Dole was released on bail and the judge ordered house arrest. Dole is also under strict orders as to who can visit his home, and is not allowed to contact the witnesses in the case.