Jackson County Lt. Ken McClenic has been arrested on one count of felony perjury after his July testimony before a Grand Jury — which led to charges against former Sheriff Mike Byrd — conflicted with subsequent testimony.
The arrest came through the state attorney general’s office, according to a Jackson County Sheriff’s Department news release.
He was booked at the Adult Detention Center and released on $5,000 bail.
McClenic, a sheriff’s department employee since 1985, was fired immediately, Sheriff Charles Britt said, for violating departmental and civil service policies.
If convicted, McClenic faces up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.