Lamar County's youngest mayor indicted on theft charge

DEPORT, Texas (KXII) -- The youngest mayor in Lamar County turned himself in to authorities last week for allegedly stealing city property.

27-year-old Deport Mayor John Mark Francis surrendered Friday on charges of theft of property between $2,500 and $30,000 by a public servant..

Court documents state Francis stole city owned office supplies between last June and March of this year.

A grand jury has indicted Francis on the charge.

His arraignment is scheduled for next month.

Francis was elected mayor of Deport last May.