DA Tony Lawrence: "Mike Byrd is no longer sheriff. Mike Byrd cannot carry a gun. Mike Byrd wears an ankle bracelet today. Mike Byrd will never run for public office again. He will never be the sheriff of Jackson County again."
"Obviously, I'm disappointed in the result today," Lawrence said afterward. "I think (Byrd) deserved more than six months. I think that the actions he took as sheriff in this county in his latter years deserved more punishment than he got today."