Jackson mayoral candidate still in custody after domestic assault charges

Candidate Paul Sherrod was absent from the mayoral debate last Thursday.
Candidate Paul Sherrod was absent from the mayoral debate last Thursday.

Paul Sherrod, one of Jackson's six candidates running for the Jackson mayoral position in the 2023 election, was arrested last Tuesday, March 21, and booked at the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex.

Sherrod's bond is set for $90,000 across three aggravated domestic assault charges, including assault on a first responder, according to the Madison County court records. He appeared in the general sessions court on Thursday, but his arraignment was rescheduled for Tuesday March 28.

The operations manager for WBBJ TV, Sherrod was missing from last Thursday's mayoral debate at North Side High School, prompting questions if he had dropped out of the race. His absence was later confirmed to be a result of his arrest just a few days prior.

Sherrod formerly had an order of protection issued against him in 2013, following his arrest and charge of harassment, according to Madison County court records. He was also arrested in 2013 for possession of unlawful Schedule 1 drugs as well as in 2009, along with evading arrest, of which he was guilty as charged.

Though dismissed, he was arrested in 2003 for charges of assault and battery.

This article originally appeared on Jackson Sun: Mayoral candidate awaiting arraignment after domestic assault charges.