- Associated Press - Sunday, October 12, 2014

MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - A Mansfield alderman, who pleaded guilty to theft, is in jeopardy of having his probation revoked.

The Times reports (https://bit.ly/1w1nuF8 ) Roy Jones has not paid toward his court-ordered restitution since December.

DeSoto Parish probation officer Rick Pharris said Jones owes $400 in probation fees, $1,212 in fines and court costs and $22,016 in restitution to the DeSoto Council on Aging.

Jones pleaded guilty in January 2013 to four misdemeanor counts of theft in connection with an investigation of misappropriation of public funds at the agency. His wife, the agency’s former director, and two of her relatives were convicted of felony offenses. All are on active probation.

Because Jones has made no effort over the past 10 months to comply with the terms of his probation, Pharris has filed a petition to revoke it. The matter is tentatively scheduled to be placed on state District Judge Robert Burgess’ November misdemeanor court docket.

Pharris also has notified the state attorney general’s office since it is the agency that prosecuted Jones.

An assistant attorney general was researching, as of last week, whether Jones’ $800 a month pay as alderman could be garnished to cover the restitution, Pharris said.


Information from: The Times, https://www.shreveporttimes.com



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