NEW IBERIA, La. — UPDATE: Haywood "Tony" Migues has submitted his resignation from the post of New Iberia City Marshal, the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office has confirmed.
Earlier today, The Daily Iberian reported Migues filed a notice of resignation Friday.
Monday afternoon, Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin's office confirmed to KATC that it has received the letter from Migues, which makes his resignation official and effective today.
Now that the secretary of state's office has received the letter, it will then be transmitted to the City of New Iberia for an interim marshal to be appointed.
According to a letter from the secretary of state's office, the City of New Iberia must now call a special election before May 3. The next available election dates in the state are Oct. 9 and Nov. 13, with qualifying dates of July 14 - 16.
The letter states that role of New Iberia City Marshal shall be assumed by the Chief Deputy Marshal according to state law. However, if there is no Chief Deputy Marshal appointed, then the city must make an appointment to fill the office by May 3.
Migues was arrested in February by Louisiana State Police on eight counts of forgery, injuring public records, and malfeasance in office.
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