JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — A judge decided that former Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps will have to remain behind bars for the time being.
Epps went to federal court in Jackson Friday to find out if his bond would be revoked due to a burglary charge.
The judge decided to detain Epps until his sentence hearing in May.
Epps was charged with burglary earlier this week after he returned to his former home to take some outdoor lights. The home was had been seized by the U.S Government as part of the punishment for corruption charges to which he pleaded guilty to in 2015.
Epps was accused of being involved in a contract scandal.
In court on Thursday, Epps admitted to going to his old home to take the lights. He said it was a mistake.
The sentencing hearing for the bribery case is set for May 24, 2017.