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Former supervisor arrested after selling guns

One person's name on a list of recently pawned items jumped out at a Corinth Police Department officer during a routine review of items coming into the business for sale.

Jimmy Dallan "Dal" Nelms, the former Alcorn County Second District supervisor, was listed as the seller on two different transactions involving handguns.

Detective Michael Suitor contacted the Corinth pawn shop to verify the identity of Nelms. The details matched the former elected official, and the staff knew who he was.

"He was brought in, questioned and charged after that with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon," said Suitor.

The arrest happened on July 27.

As of Friday morning, Nelms remained in custody. Bond was set at $40,000.

Nelms was on probation with the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

In September 2015, Nelms entered a guilty plea to embezzlement by a public official, two counts of false representation to defraud government and two counts of fraudulently obtaining public funds and received a 12-year sentence.