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Former superintendent’s return to county delayed

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SHREVEPORT, La. – Former Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Marion “Al” Chapman, who was jailed in Louisiana last week, likely won’t return to Perry County until this week.

The News learned Friday that plans by state police to return Chapman to Indiana were on hold until a court hearing in Louisiana.

It was unclear if Chapman, who had been living in the Gulf Coast state, was fighting extradition.

Chapman faces theft and official misconduct charges for allegedly paying himself more than $200,000 in excess of his salary and other improper payments.

He was charged in January and warrants were issued then for his arrest. He was detained last Monday in Shreveport, La.