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Accused Noxubee jailer still employed


Tabatha Lott

Tabatha Lott



Isabelle Altman



A woman employed as a jailer at the Noxubee County Jail is still at work days after being arrested in Columbus for misdemeanor shoplifting. 


Officers with the Columbus Police Department arrested Tabatha Lott, 38, of 7739 Macon Lynn Creek Road in Macon, Sunday night after she allegedly took less than $500 worth of products from Belk department store on Highway 45, City Public Information Officer Joe Dillon said. 


Lott was released from the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after posting $850 bond, Dillon said. Since then, she has returned to work, according to Noxubee County Sheriff Terry Grassaree.  


Lott has been an employee at the jail for about a month, Grassaree said. He added the department has not decided what to do about Lott's employment status. 


"We're just trying to see what we're going to do," Grassaree said. 


The Noxubee County Board of Supervisors will probably discuss Lott's case at its next board meeting, board president William Oliver told The Dispatch this morning. 


"We haven't had this to happen before, so we don't have a policy," Oliver said. 


He declined to say what consequences he thought Lott should face and said he wanted to speak with an attorney first.




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