Forrest County Chief Deputy Indicted

Forrest County Chief Deputy Charles Bolton and his wife have been indicted on federal charges that they evaded income taxes by hiding income from their restaurant and liquor store…

…Charles Bolton was a key figure in the electoral dispute between Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree and unsuccessful challenger Dave Ware in 2013. A jail inmate alleged Bolton promised to release him if he voted for DuPree. Bolton hotly disputed those claims. DuPree’s wife collected absentee ballots at the jail, which Bolton runs.