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DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -
The former DeKalb County Jail administrator, also the former mayor of Sylvania, was charged with harassment Thursday night.
Mitchell Dendy was charged with nine counts of harassment, according to Sheriff Jimmy Harris.
Dendy is accused of harassing employees who worked for him, not inmates.
Dendy resigned as mayor after he was fired as chief jailer for the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department.
Dendy was booked in the DeKalb County Detention Center and released on $13,500 bond.
Dendy resigned his position as a police officer for the Jackson County town of Hollywood.
Hollywood Police Chief Jason Hepler said Dendy was hired by the mayor as a part time officer shortly after his firing in DeKalb County this past April.
Hepler said Dendy worked steadily until last month, and that's the last he has worked in Hollywood.
All of the charges against Dendy relate to three women who work for the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.
One of the alleged victims is a jail supervisor, another is a jail secretary, and the last is the chief clerk for the sheriff's department.
Concerning the charges, five of the charges stem from instances with the jail supervisor, a sergeant in the department. Two of the charges stem from instances with the jail secretary. The last charge stems from an incident with the chief clerk.
According to the arrest warrants, eight of the charges claim Dendy did "strike, shove, kick, or otherwise touch" each of these women.
On one charge, the jail secretary claimed Dendy threatened her by "throwing a tape dispenser by her head twice."
Concerning his resignation from the Hollywood Police Department, Hepler said he has been contacted by APOST, the organization that certifies police officers, concerning Dendy's certification.