MARION COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - The former police chief in Columbia was arrested following indictment by a Marion County grand jury.
47-year-old Joe Vann Parkman was arrested Wednesday morning by investigators with the Public Integrity Division of the Attorney General's office.
Parkman faces two counts of false pretense and one count of embezzlement.
The indictment alleges the former police chief provided false statements to the city clerk concerning purchases.
The indictment also alleges Parkman embezzled from the city.