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Grand Jury indicts Sledge on six counts A Chambers County

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Grand Jury indicts Sledge on six counts
A Chambers County
woman has been indicted
on six counts of attempt-
ed extortion in the first
degree of a former local
district judge on Friday.
Attorney Gen

eral Steve Marshall
announced that 62-year-
old Dorothy Sledge,
was
served notice at the
Chambers County Jail
where she has been
incarcerated since her
bond for a previous case
was revoked for obtaining
these new charges.
Authorities say the
Criminal Trials Division
presented evidence to a
Chambers County grand
jury, resulting in Sledge’s
indictment.
Authorities say
the indictment stems
from
sending six separate
letters threatening former
District Judge Joel Holley.
Sledge was previously
arrested July 6
on war-
rants for these indicted
charges that she obtained
while released on bond
for a previous charge
of arson in the second-
degree.
In that case, Sledge is
accused of intentionally
setting fire to her home in
an ef
fort to unlawfully ob-
tain insurance proceeds.
Authorities say Sledge
was indicted for the arson
charge in February 2018
and the case is currently
pending in the Chambers
County Circuit Court.
The arson case oc-
curred after her husband.
Roland Sledge, 65, a
former district attorney
was indicted for two
counts of theft of prop-
erty in the first-degree for
allegedly taking funds
from the bank account of
a minor for whom he was
appointed as conservator.
Both Roland and Dorothy
Sledge’s pending cases
are set for a status hearing
before Circuit Judge Tom
Young on September 13,
2018.
If convicted,
Sledge
faces a maximum penalty
of one to 10 years for
each of the six counts of
attempted extortion in
the first degree, a class C
felony, as well as two to
20 years for the charge
of arson in the second-
degree, a class B felony.
Roland Sledge faces a
potential penalty of two
to 20 years for each of his
charges of theft of prop-
erty in the first degree,
which is a class B felony.