By Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2020

CLINTON, La. (AP) - The president of a local government body in Louisiana is accused of letting acquaintances take asphalt owned by the government.

East Feliciana Parish Police Jury President Louis Kent, 67, of Clinton, surrendered on Tuesday and faces a felony charge of malfeasance in office.

A news release says state police learned that Kent allowed several people to remove aggregate from a parish storage yard. News outlets quote officials with the parish sheriff’s office as saying the material was asphalt.

It was not immediately clear whether Kent has an attorney who could speak for him.

State police say the sheriff’s office asked them on Sept. 8 to investigate allegations of malfeasance involving the police jury.



Police said they are not currently releasing any additional information because the investigation is continuing.

Kent has been a police juror for more than a decade, news outlets reported.

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