Roy King Arrested
A local fire chief has been put behind bars accused of embezzlement. Rock Hill Fire Chief, William Leeroy King II was taken into custody by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. King is charged with embezzlement involving county funds. King made his initial appearance Thursday morning and bond was set at $25,000. Authorities say king was issued a fleet card for fuel in which he is accused of using to fuel his personal vehicle. MBI believes King’s activity has been ongoing for the last year. You all may remember Roy King, a former member of the Lumberton Volunteer Fire Department, from the incident that happened here in Lumberton. King was charged with impersonating a police officer and was identified by a Lumberton resident, but was freed after Officer Wilczek went and obtained paperwork to help prove his innocence. King stated that he would file a law suit against the City of Lumberton to restore his good reputation.
The Mississippi State Auditor’s office and the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office both helped in the investigation. Authorities say more charges could be brought against him.