The mayor of the Webster Parish Village of Doyline has resigned amid accusations he abused his wife.
50-year-old Gary Thomas Carter resigned Thursday following his earlier arrest on one count of domestic abuse/battery by strangulation. He is free on $50,000 bond.
His attorney, Eric Johnson, said Carter regrets any embarrassment his arrest may have brought to his family and the community where he's lived his entire life. He says while difficult, the decision to resign is in the best interests of the citizens of Doyline.