Former Sheriff Nichols On Egley-Acton Legacy

23 years after Leon Egley and Jason Acton were killed while on duty at the old Randolph County Jail, the man convicted of their murders has been executed. One of Egley and Acton’s colleagues hopes this will bring peace to the county and to their families.

Former sheriff Mark Nichols was with members of the families of Egley and Acton as witnesses to the execution of 42 year-old Michael Tisius last night at the state prison at Bonne Terre….

Nichols was a chief deputy in 2000 when Egley and Acton were murdered, and he was the sheriff when the current Randolph County Justice Center opened. He said that building is their legacy….

Two other people involved in those murders, Tracie Bulington and Roy Vance, are serving life sentences in Missouri prisons.