Covering Louisiana

Jan 16, 2013 6:27 PM by AP

Kentwood police chief arrested

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.

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