Alderman resigns after guilty plea



By JB Clark

Daily Journal

PLANTERSVILLE – The Plantersville Board of Aldermen held a special meeting Thursday to accept the resignation of alderman Ketrick Marion.

Marion resigned after pleading guilty to aggravated domestic violence earlier this week. Plantersville Mayor Gloria Holland said the board held the special meeting Thursday so that it could begin the special election process at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting.

The process takes a little over a month.

“We’re just trying to do the right thing in a timely manner,” Holland said.

Marion, 35, was charged with aggravated domestic violence on May 12 after Lee County sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic violence call at a Plantersville home.

Marion was sentenced to 20 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, all of which is suspended pending good behavior. He was also placed on five years probation and must pay various fines.

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