An alderman from a north Mississippi county was arrested and charged Wednesday with procuring prostitution, police said.
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Ronald Wayne Hale was booked into the DeSoto County jail with a $1,000 bond, according to the sheriff's office. He was released Wednesday afternoon. Hale had no comment as he left the jail.
Hale is the alderman of Ward 2 in Southaven. He is serving his second term as an alderman; his first time ran from 2009 to 2013.
Hale is also a Memphis firefighter.
The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department said it had no comment. Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite released a statement, calling the charges “very concerning,” but declined further comment.
Hale is scheduled to be in court on Nov. 27.
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