‘Dal’ Nelms Back in Jail Less Than Four Months After Being Released from Prison
By Josh Mitchell
Corinth Today News Editor
An ex-Alcorn County supervisor who was convicted of embezzlement almost three years ago was arrested last week by the Corinth Police Department, officials said.
Jimmy Dallan Nelms, also known as “Dal,” was arrested July 27 and charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Nelms, 46, was arrested after Corinth Police saw his name during a routine check of pawnshop records, said Detective Sgt. Jerry Rogers.
The records showed that Nelms took at least two guns to a pawnshop and exchanged them for money, Rogers said.
Nelms, who was on probation, had a hold placed on him by the Mississippi Department of Corrections after his arrest last week, Rogers added.
Nelms was released from prison less than four months ago. He was ordered to pay more than $308,000 in restitution to Alcorn County when he was sentenced in September of 2015.
Nelms was initially charged with 156 criminal counts including embezzlement by a public official making false representation to defraud the government, fraudulently obtaining public funds, forgery, and conspiracy, according to the state auditor’s office.