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Miss. lawmaker released on bond

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TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - An indicted Mississippi lawmaker has been released on $5,000 bond after turning himself in to the Lee County Sheriff's Office on Thursday.

State Rep. Brian Aldridge, a Republican from Tupelo, has been charged with one count of grand larceny.

Sheriff Jim Johnson said the 36-year-old lawmaker came to the sheriff's department during the early afternoon Thursday and left shortly after bond was set. Aldridge's booking information is posted on the sheriff's department website.

Aldridge's father Louis Aldridge, age 64, faces three counts of embezzlement, and his mother Janice Aldridge, age 61, faces two counts of embezzlement. The indictment alleges that the defendants took money from the personal banking account of a relative without victim's consent.

Louis and Janice Aldridge are also free on $5,000 bond each.