According to information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Mike Sorrels, 27, Brazil, was taken into custody on a warrant issued from Clay Circuit Court.
Although details are limited, officials confirmed the class D theft charge is the result of a separate investigation into misappropriation in payroll funds at the CCHS.
Jail officials confirmed Sorrels was in custody Saturday, facing a $7,000 cash bond (with 10 percent allowed) while awaiting formal arraignment next week.
However, it is not the only legal trouble for Sorrels.
Sorrels is facing other charges based on an investigation into various incidents from March 24-June 29, particularly the unauthorized release of 16 dogs from the shelter on May 11.
Appearing in Clay Circuit Court July 6, Sorrels was charged with class D felony obstruction of justice, class D felony official misconduct, class D felony theft and two counts of class A misdemeanors, including false informing/reporting, and deception.
A jury trial for this matter is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 18.