Posted 4/12/24

Former Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely has been granted parole.

The parole board voted 2-1 in favor of granting the former sheriff parole.

Blakely, who was the state’s longest-serving sheriff at the time of his conviction, was convicted on theft and ethics charges in 2021.

He was sentenced to three years in county jail. Despite Blakely being sentenced to 3 years in a county jail back in 2021, he didn’t begin serving his sentence until after his direct appeals were denied.

He had been held in the Franklin County Detention Center since February 24, 2023.