Rep. Wright resigning as part of obscenity charge plea
The Associated Press
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) State Rep. Tommy Wright agreed to resign his seat as part of a plea agreement reached Thursday involving charges Wright and another man were caught in a lewd act in a public bath room.
Wright's resignation is effective Jan. 3, according to a statement from Rapides Parish District Attorney Jim Downs' Office.
Wright was accused of two counts of obscenity in connection with an incident in December of last year, when a park ranger at Buhlow Lake said Wright and Charles Locker II, of Deville, were caught in a compromising position in a park bath room.
As part of Thursday's plea, both men will receive fines and be put on probation. Wright entered a guilty plea to the charge of flight from an officer. Locker pleaded guilty to criminal mischief.
The case had been set to go to a jury trial Tuesday.
Wright, a Democrat, represents House District 22, which includes areas in LaSalle, Grant, Rapides and Winn parishes.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is the deal with gay dudes getting it on in public bathrooms???
Just get an f'ing room or take him home....
When was the last time you heard about a straight couple busted for lude conduct in the bathroom???
Why do you have to get to the last sentence to find out he's a democrat? If he was a Republican it would be in the headline!