School employee booked for theft

The son of a St. Mary Parish School Board member was arrested for stealing from the school system.

Edward Payton III, 49, of La. 182 in Baldwin was arrested Thursday at 10:52 a.m. on a warrant for misdemeanor theft.

Payton sold two string trimmers, owned by the school board, to another individual. They were valued at $200.

The suspect was located at his residence, placed under arrest on a warrant and issued a summons to appear in court.

Payton is the son of board member Ed Payton Jr. who represents District 3 in the Baldwin area. The St. Mary Parish School Board was closed for the Easter holiday today, and officials could not be reached for comment this morning.

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