January 25, 2005-- Posted at 11:00 p.m. CST
WEST MEMPHIS -- A West Memphis alderman wanted for rape turned himself in today. Herman Coleman, 60, is accused of forcing himself on a woman from whom he was planning to buy a house. He turned himself in late Tuesday afternoon and was taken to the Crittenden County jail. .
"We are all shocked. He is a minister, a city councilman. He owns a business here, an insurance agency, and the entire community is shocked at these allegations," said Robert Paudert, West Memphis Chief of Police.