Apr 5, 2013 9:11 AM by AP
A state district judge has denied a former West Feliciana Parish police juror's motion for a new trial on three counts of felony theft involving funds from the juror's church in Weyanoke.
John Cobb, who served 24 years on the Police Jury until his narrow defeat in 2011, was convicted on the three counts after a jury trial in October.
After denying the motion on Thursdays, The Advocate reports Judge William G. Carmichael set Cobb's sentencing for May 9.
State police arrested Cobb and six other people in May 2010 after investigating a complaint from another member of Union Bethel Family Church about Cobb's handling of its finances. The six included Cobb's wife, Carol, and his mother-in-law.