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Mississippi Highway Patrolman indicted on multiple counts of extortion

A Mississippi Highway Patrol oficer was indicted earlier this month on extortion charges according to multiple media reports and confirmed via the release of the indictment.

MHP officer Michael Holifield was indicted in Scott County on Novemer 22nd.

Holifield has been with MHP since at least 2019.

According to the indictment, Holifield was accused of “intentionally getting property, “or any reward, favor, or advantage by threatening to inflict bodily injury on any person by committing or threatening to commit any other criminal offense.”

The indictment goes on to say that all acts are part of a “scheme or plan” and go against the “peace and dignity” of Mississippi.

Holifield will face the multi-count extortion charges in the February, 2022 session of the court.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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