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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Former Mendenhall Police Chief Indicted

Jackson, Miss - Donald “Bruce” Barlow, 50, who served as the Mendenhall, Mississippi Chief of Police until October 2010, was arrested today by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation pursuant to a federal indictment charging him with conspiracy, extortion, soliciting bribes, and witness tampering, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen announced.

If convicted of the charges, Barlow faces a maximum penalty of 105 years in prison and a $2,000,000.00 fine. He will appear for an arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Mississippi State Auditor’s Office. It will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.

The public is reminded that an indictment is an allegation that a defendant has committed a crime. All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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