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Alabama Lawmaker Arrested on Two Felony Counts

Alabama state Rep. Kelvin Lawrence, D-Lowndes County, is charged with two felony counts.

MONTGOMERY, Ala.(WDNews) – Alabama state Rep. Kelvin Jamichael Lawrence, D-Lowndes County, has been arrested and charged with two felonies, as announced by Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall’s office on Tuesday.

Rep. Lawrence, 50, faces charges of second-degree forgery and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. The indictment accuses him of intending to defraud by falsely making, completing, or altering a builder’s license.

“I expect members of the Alabama House of Representatives to hold themselves to the highest standard of integrity in both their personal and professional lives. Rep. Kelvin Lawrence’s indictment presents an unfortunate situation for his constituents and colleagues alike. I have full confidence in our justice system’s ability to assess the facts of this case and determine an appropriate course of action,” said Alabama House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter.

Under Alabama law, any elected official convicted of a felony is automatically removed from office. Both charges against Lawrence are Class C felonies, each potentially carrying a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

Rep. Lawrence has represented Alabama’s 69th district since 2014, covering parts of Autauga, Lowndes, Montgomery, and Wilcox counties. The AG’s office’s Special Prosecutions Division is handling the case.