- Associated Press - Saturday, February 11, 2017

DOYLINE, La. (AP) - Doyline’s two serving aldermen have appointed the village’s third alderman as mayor until an election for someone to complete the term of Gary Carter, who resigned after being accused of trying to strangle his wife.

First-term alderman Steven Bridwell has been mayor pro tem since Carter resigned Jan. 19.

Bridwell tells local news outlets he will run in the Oct. 14 mayoral election.

Bridwell’s seat on the Board of Aldermen will have to be filled in coming weeks.

Carter was arrested Jan. 15 on a charge of domestic abuse battery. He is free on $50,000 bond, with a court appearance scheduled Feb. 22 in Minden.

Bridwell was appointed to a vacancy on the Board of Aldermen, then qualified without opposition for a full term.

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