Feb 29, 2012 11:01 AM by AP
COLUMBIA, La. (AP) - Caldwell Parish Sheriff Steve May, accused of 15 counts of malfeasance for allegedly "fixing" traffic tickets for parish residents, is challenging the ethics of the district attorney's office to prosecute the case.
The News-Star reports May pleaded not guilty to all charges at his arraignment Tuesday.
During the arraignment, May and his attorney, Dina Domangue, filed a motion to prevent the 37th District Attorney's Office from prosecuting the case because the office conducted the investigation that led to May's arrest.
A hearing on the motion is set for July 16 before state District Judge Rudolph McIntyre.
Last October, residents in Caldwell Parish re-elected May to a fifth term. He defeated Grayson Police Chief Mitch Bratton in a runoff.