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Mayor of Gibsland arrested on 5 counts of Malfeasance in Office

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The Mayor of Gibsland has been arrested on 5 counts of malfeasance in office.

RELATED STORY: Investigation temporarily shuts down local town hall

The investigation started back in July of 2012 after several aldermen complained about the Mayor. Bienville Sheriff's Office launched an investigation with the help of the auditor's office and Attorney General's Office. According to Bienville Parish Sheriff John Ballance, the department gathered enough evidence against Mayor Odell Key to secure an arrest warrant on Friday and just before 11:30 a.m. on Monday, December 23, Mayor Odell Key turned himself in to the Bienville Parish Sheriff's Office.

Key was booked into the Bienville Parish Jail on a $50,000 bond. Sheriff John Ballance tells KTBS 3 News that Key has already bonded out of jail.

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