FLOWOOD, Miss. (WJTV) — Former Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps is in police custody.
Chief Richie McCluskey of Flowood Police confirmed that the 55-year-old had been picked up by officers Tuesday.
Epps is accused of returning to his former home and is being charged with burglary of an uninhibited dwelling.
Epps’ attorney, John Colette, told WJTV that his client’s home was seized by the U.S. government last year during the bribery scheme investigation.
Colette said the home is in the process of being sold, but Epps went back into the home to collect some items. Police said Epps is accused of taking electrical lighting.
Chief McCluskey said Epps was arrested at his current home, which is also in Flowood.
The attorney said a judge set bond for Epps at $25,000. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison.
WJTV will continue to follow this developing story.