Former member of Winston County's state legislative delegation arrested

Zeb Little

CULLMAN - Zeb Little, who represented a portion of Winston County as a state senator for the fourth district, has been arrested, according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.

Little, 50, of Cullman, was indicted by a Cullman County grand jury on three counts of felony theft of property. Little surrendered to the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Thursday, Feb. 21, and was released on a $15,000 bond.

Following an investigation by the Cullman Police Department and the Attorney General’s Office, Marshall’s criminal trials division presented evidence to a Cullman County grand jury on February 11, resulting in the three-count indictment. Specifically, the indictment charges Little, an attorney, with three counts of first-degree theft of property for stealing a combined total of more than $25,000 of client trust funds.

No further information about the investigation or about the defendant’s alleged crimes other than that stated in the indictment may be released at this time.

Little served as state senator for the Fourth District from 1998-2010, when he was defeated by Paul Bussman.

If convicted, Little faces a potential penalty of two to 20 years on each theft of property count. First-degree theft of property is a class B felony.

*When someone is accused of a crime, it is merely an accusation until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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