Mid-South alderman indicted in Mississippi fondling case

Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 12:25 PM CDT
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DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. (WMC) - A Tipton County man who is also an alderman for the town of Brighton is facing an indictment in connection to a fondling case in DeSoto County, Mississippi.

According to DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department, David Boone is charged with two counts of fondling.

Brighton alderman accused of inappropriate behavior with child
Brighton alderman accused of inappropriate behavior with child((Source: Tipton County Sheriff's Office))

Investigators say Boone was indicted Wednesday and is set to be taken into custody regarding the indictment.

Boone was also a Shelby County Schools employee. The district issued this statement:

“Boone has been on leave since October 19, 2020. He remains on unpaid administrative leave pending the disposition of an investigation managed by an external agency. Regarding any current charges or indictments, SCS defers to Desoto County or Tipton County law enforcement.”

“This should serve as a strong warning to anyone who thinks they can come to DeSoto County, commit a crime and not get caught,” said Major Ray Henley with DCSD.

The town attorney for Brighton gave made the comment, “regret this unfortunate event, we do not comment on ongoing investigations.”

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