Clarke County coroner arrested, charged with assault

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CLARKE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) – The coroner in Clarke County was arrested Tuesday by the Clarke County Sheriffs Office. We’re told the arrest stems from an incident which occurred several months ago while he was also working for the sheriffs office.

Mitchell Finney was arrested on 2 counts of assault. He has since bonded out.

According to a grand jury indictment, Count 1 charges that Mitchell Finney caused “physical injury by punching in the face with a closed fist, in violation of 13A-6-22-1 of the Code of Alabama, against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama.” 

The second count charged him with “spraying him (unknown victim) in the face with pepper spray, in violation of 13A-6-22-1 of the Code of Alabama.”

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