Jail date set for former Okaloosa sheriff's office employees

jail date set sheriff's office employees

From left to right: Sandra Norris, Mike Coup, and David Yacks.

FILE PHOTO / Northwest Florida Daily News
Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10:06 AM.

Mike Coup, the former chief deputy of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, has been ordered to report to the county jail on April 9 to begin serving a four-year prison term.

Sandra Norris, former finance director of the Sheriff’s Office, has been ordered to report for processing the same day, according to assistant state attorney Russ Edgar, who prosecuted the cases.

She, too, faces four years in prison.

Circuit Court Judge Linda Nobles signed the orders Friday in Pensacola and had them mailed to Okaloosa County the same day, according to Nobles’ assistant Jane Fillingim.

Okaloosa County Clerk of Court Don Howard confirmed receiving the orders at about 4 p.m. Monday.

David Yacks, former Sheriff’s Office assistant supervisor of technology, who was convicted with Coup and Norris on charges of racketeering and grand theft, has asked the First District Court of Appeals for a rehearing of his case.

Coup, Norris and Yacks were tried together in October 2010 for their roles in a bonus kickback scheme concocted by then-Sheriff Charlie Morris and Morris’ administrative assistant Teresa Adams.

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