Posted: Jan 16, 2013 5:27 PM by AP
KENTWOOD, La. (AP) - State police say the chief of the Kentwood Police Department has been arrested and booked with malfeasance in office and obstruction of justice.
A state police news release said 59-year-old Gregory Newton surrendered to state detectives early Wednesday.
The arrest followed an investigation that began last month when state police detectives received a citizen complaint alleging that approximately $2,000 in currency recovered from a burglary had been misappropriated.
Newton was jailed in Tangipahoa Parish with bond set at $50,000.