Brighton alderman David Boone was arrested Wednesday night on a hold for DeSoto County, where he was charged with two counts of fondling.

A Brighton alderman was indicted in DeSoto County, Miss. Wednesday and charged with two counts of fondling.

David Boone, who was elected in November 2020, was booked into the Tipton County Jail Wednesday evening on a hold for Mississippi, the sheriff’s office confirmed.

Currently employed at White Station High School with Shelby County Schools, Boone has been an educator for more than two decades.


In March he was announced as one of four winners of the 2021 Belz-Lipman Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education, an award he also earned in 2016. Boone holds a master in education and a doctorate of pastoral counseling. He is currently working on his doctorate in ministry.

A Louisiana native, he has also coached cross country, track, basketball and football in Louisiana and Mississippi.

The news of Boone’s indictment came late Wednesday and details are not yet clear.

He is not the first Brighton alderman indicted for crimes of a sexual nature. Ten years ago another alderman was charged with fondling teenagers he’d hired to maintain properties for his real estate business. He was later convicted and forced out of office.

If convicted, Boone will also have to vacate his position.

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