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Stockpile of food found in basement of Missouri jail

OZARK, Mo. (AP) - A former southwest Missouri sheriff stockpiled 3 tons of food in the basement of the Christian County Jail in what his replacement suspects was part of an effort to prepare for the "end of times."

Interim Christian County Sheriff Dwight McNiel says the discovery was another example of a poorly managed department. Former sheriff Joey Kyle resigned in May on the same day he pleaded guilty to federal charges of embezzlement and using his position to promote a fraudulent investment scheme. Kyle's lead attorney in the case didn't immediately return a phone call or message Sunday from The Associated Press seeking comment.

The Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/1VhHmQU ) reports that the food was loaded Friday into trucks and donated to charity. It's not clear whether the food was purchased with taxpayer money.

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