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Area police chief indicted for stealing evidence

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago September 06, 2013 Sep 6, 2013 Friday, September 06 2013 September 06, 2013 3:43 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

KENTWOOD- The town's chief of police has been indicted in a case of missing evidence.

Gregory Newton was indicted by a grand jury for malfeasance in office and unauthorized use of a movable.

The indictment comes after a State Police investigation in December of 2012 when a person complained that $2,000 in stolen money that had been recovered was missing. Newton was in charge of handling the money and is accused of tampering with it prosecutors said.

The Louisiana Attorney General's Office is prosecuting the case since the area's district attorney, Scott Perrilloux, recused himself.

If convicted, Newton faces ten years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
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