By NEMS Daily Journal
A day earlier than expected, State Rep. Brian Aldridge turned himself in to authorities early Thursday afternoon.
He was released shortly after posting a $5,000, said Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson.
Johnson said Aldridge turned himself in at about 1:15 p.m. Thursday. He was on a mission trip in Tennessee, and had been expected to return Friday.
Aldridge and his parents face state indictments associated with the plunder of a relative’s estate administered by Aldridge’s father, Louis, while his sister-in-law was ill.
Louis Aldridge, 64, and his former wife, Janice Aldridge, 61, turned themselves in to the LCSD Tuesday and were free on $5,000 bond each.
Brian Aldridge, 36, was founder and executive director of Touched By An Angel Ministries, which has closed in the wake of a civil lawsuit claiming money had been taken from his aunt’s estate and spent improperly.
Brian Aldridge’s attorney, T.K. Moffett said he hasn’t improperly taken anything and has not committed a crime.