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Officials plead 'not guilty' again

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MINDEN, La., (KNOE 8 News) - Two former Cotton Valley fire department officials have pleaded not guilty again in state court in Webster Parish to amended charges stemming from their arrests last year.

The bills of information that spell out the formal charges against former Chief Dennis Meshell and Assistant Chief Adam Hurley were changed to reflect more specific information about the crimes of which they are accused

Meshell and Hurley were arrested in March on one count each of malfeasance, injuring public records and unauthorized use of an access card as theft.

Meshell resigned his position in April, but Hurley, a civil service employee, was placed on administrative leave until August when the fire board eliminated his position.

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