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Former candidate to be arraigned
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Former Covington mayoral candidate Bobby Sigman will be formally arraigned on charges stemming from allegedly paying someone to steal current-Mayor Ronnie Johnston's campaign signs in October.

A grand jury true billed the charged of making a false statement, criminal trespass (two counts) and theft by taking (two counts) in May.

The warrants state that "Bobby Sigman did make false statements to Capt. Phillip Bradford in reference to taking political signs ‘Ronnie Johnston for Mayor' on Oct. 12, 2011" and "Bobby Sigman did tell several people to take Ron Johnston for Mayor signs and he would pay $2 for every sign. Signs were taken and Sigman did buy the signs for one dollar each."

A notice for Sigman to appear in court by Newton County Superior Court Judge Horace Johnson was filed on May 30. His arraignment is scheduled for the morning of June 14.