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Grand jury indicts Russell County football coach

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RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -  A local high school football coach has turned himself in to authorities.

Thirty-eight-year-old Rico White, head coach for Russell County High's football team, has been indicted by a grand jury on criminal mischief.

The charge stems from a reported incident in June when a Sheriff's deputy found graffiti containing profanity spray painted on the road in front of the high school.

According to reports, the deputy saw White doing a U-turn near the scene, stopped him and noticed he had white paint on his hands.

White allegedly told the officer he had the paint on his hands from painting lines at a football camp in Auburn and that he was on his way home.

If convicted of the misdemeanor charge, White could serve up to a year in jail and face a fine.

Criminal mischief is damage done to property in a dollar amount less than $500.

White is out of jail on bond.

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