A Starkville man is in jail after attempting to embezzle money from a local restaurant.
Starkville Police Department arrested 24-year-old Brandon Jefferson for felony embezzlement on Wednesday.
According to an affidavit The Dispatch obtained from Starkville Municipal Court, Jefferson embezzled $3,416.42 since Sept. 3 while working at 1883 Smokehouse.
If convicted, Jefferson could face up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Jefferson is in the Oktibbeha County Jail on $5,000 bond.