New mayor Melinda "Mel" Narcisse Mitchell, center, is sworn in by District Judge Curtis Sigur, left, during ceremonies Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Parish Courthouse in St. Martinville, La. Standing with the mayor are her husband Lawrence, second from left, and father Dennis Narcisse.

The husband of St. Martinville Mayor Melinda Mitchell is accused of violating a protective order.

Lawrence Mitchell, 48, was arrested Friday and booked into the St. Martin Parish Jail. He was released last night after posting a $2,000 bond.

Lawrence allegedly violated a protective order that St. Martinville District 2 Councilman Craig Prosper filed against him hours earlier.

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