In the midst of debates over his budget that have lingered for more than a year, Sheriff Buddy Stump gave his two top deputies very significant raises.
In July of 2015, Major Carl Reesor was given a raise from $48,495 to $64,400. Last month, Lt. Colonel Jonathan Bentley received a raise from $49,900 to $67,000. This past fall, Bentley also received a lump sum overtime check for more than $14,000.
On Friday, Stump defended those moves, saying “you get what you pay for.”