Pleas of not guilty were entered in Webster Parish District Court on Monday for Cotton Valley fire officials, Assistant Fire Chief Adam Hurley and former Fire Chief Dennis Meshell.
The pair is accused of diverting funds intended for Fire Protection District 8 outside oversight by the board and legislative auditor.
"They basically had two checking accounts that only Chief Meshell and Assistant Chief Hurley had access to," Webster Parish Sheriff's Captain Dustin Reynolds said at the time of the arrest. "The checks and all the records dealing with those accounts were stored at Chief Meshell's house."Subscribe to Read!