Jefferson County's top attorney on administrative leave

Jefferson County's top county attorney, Jeff Sewell, is now on paid administrative leave.{} ABC 33/40 has learned this administrative leave was instituted for multiple reasons. He was put on leave Monday morning by County Commission President, David Carrington. This comes after sending the commission a memo stating it was in violation of the county manager law. Sewell threatened to leave last year if he didn't receive a pay raise. The commission gave him the additional money.

We are following this developing story, and we'll have more information as it becomes available.