Hinds County director of administration out on bond on embezzlement charge

Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 1:28 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Hinds County Director of Administration Stephen Hopkins has been released on bond, hours after being arrested on an embezzlement charge.

Hopkins bonded out of the Raymond Detention Center Wednesday evening.

The amount of the bond was not immediately known.

He is facing one count of embezzlement in connection with his work prior to joining Hinds County, authorities say.

Hopkins was picked up by Hinds County deputies Wednesday after having a car accident in Ridgeland, authorities say.

The wreck occurred near Rice Road and Old Canton Road. Hopkins was said to be in a county car at the time.

Ridgeland Police ran a background check at the scene and determined there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

County Administrator Kenny Wayne Jones confirmed the arrest was made to WLBT. However, he said the matter was a personnel issue and could not comment.

This is a developing story.

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