Hinds County Sheriff candidate Marshand Crisler has been indicted for soliciting bribes and providing ammunition to a convicted felon.
According to court documents, Crisler, 54, who served as interim Hinds County Sheriff following the death of Lee Vance, is charged with having accepted thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for agreeing to pass information concerning criminal investigations to the person who paid the bribes.
Crisler, a former Jackson city councilman, also allegedly agreed to protect a jailed family member of that person and agreed to award employment with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office to said individual. These actions reportedly took place during Crisler’s previous unsuccessful campaign for Hinds County Sheriff in 2021 when he was defeated by current Sheriff Tyree Jones.
The indictment also accuses Crisler of supplying ammunition to a person he knew to be a convicted felon, which is a direct violation of federal law.
If convicted, Crisler faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison as to each of the two counts in the indictment.