Three Marshall County deputies arrested, charged with criminal mischief

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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Three Marshall County deputies were arrested Wednesday, charged with criminal mischief.

A citizen representative with the Chuck Ellis for Sheriff campaign signed warrants for the three deputies.

Heath Thomas, Chris Bearden, and Jeremiah McCormack were deputies named in the warrants.

The charges stem from allegations that the three were involved in damage to one of Ellis’ political campaign signs.

A warrant was also issued for Tiffany Bearden, charging her with criminal mischief. Bearden is not an employee with the Sheriff’s Office.

The three deputies have posted bond and all have been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of these cases.

“At the conclusion of these cases, I will take appropriate action if any is required,” Sheriff Scott Walls said in a statement.

Thomas is additionally charged with harassment and it is alleged that he pushed the person who signed the warrants at a campaign event.

The individual who signed the warrants tells WHNT News 19 they wanted to do so to hold the people they felt were responsible for the situation involving the campaign signs accountable.