Madison County commissioner arrested

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Madison County Precinct 2 Commissioner Phillip Grisham was arrested on two felony and a misdemeanor charge on Wednesday in Madisonville.

The charges reportedly are in connection with an investigation by the state Attorney General's Office, and involve charges of theft and abuse of an official capacity.

Grisham turned himself in at the Sheriff's Office just before 1 p.m. today. He was booked and released on an $8,500 bond.

Calls to the Sheriff's Office and the Attorney General's Office weren't immediately returned.

County Judge C.E. McDaniel Jr. said Wednesday evening he didn't know the details of what happened, but was aware of the charges.

He refused any further comment until more information becomes available.

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