Alabama Sheriff Who Pocketed Around $750,000 in Prison Food Money Loses Re-Election Bid

Etowah County, Alabama, Sheriff Todd Entrekin has conceded to his opponent, Rainbow City Police Chief Jonathon Horton. According to, Horton will become the next Etowah County sheriff as there are no Democrats currently running for the position.

The race became especially heated in its final weeks, with much of the controversy playing out online. An anti-Horton website called Expose the Snake went live last month with videos slamming the candidate and court documents that showed that Horton had been accused of domestic violence in the past and that in 2006 he crashed into a car while driving under the influence, injuring the driver.

Meanwhile, a number of anti-Entrekin Facebook pages - such as Million Dollar Sheriff, which posted cartoons and memes that poked fun at the sheriff while decrying his policies - cranked out content in recent weeks. Entrekin will finish out his second term of office and officially hand the reins over in January.

You might remember Sheriff Todd Entrekin, as he’s been in the news recently for pocketing about $750,000 over the past three years from the prison food fund that he poured into a nice beach home with his wife. Maybe you remember Sheriff Todd Entrekin for possibly* having one of the prison-scam whistleblowers arrested and excessively-charged in a vindictive abuse of his position? Either way, Entrekin will not remain the sheriff in Etowah County, Alabama, this coming November. It’s a small victory, but it feels good right about now.

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