Jonestown mayor arrested on embezzlement charges

Kenneth Lester | Photo: Attorney General's Office

Kenneth Lester is the mayor of Jonestown.

Posted: Dec 11, 2018 4:35 PM

JONESTOWN, Miss. (WTVA) - The mayor of a small town in the Mississippi Delta is facing 100 years in prison after being arrested for embezzlement.

Kenneth Lester is the mayor of Jonestown. Jonestown is located in Coahoma County.

A Coahoma County grand jury indicted him on five counts of felony embezzlement. This led to his arrest on Sunday, December 9.

He is accused of embezzling residents’ water bill payments and a city police gun.

He faces up to 20 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines on each count.

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