Assumption Sheriff's Office reacts to Waguespack's resignation
NAPOLEONVILLE - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office has a new leader after Sheriff Mike Waguespack resigned last night.
"He contacted me, called me over, again, it was somewhat of a shock for me," said Interim Sheriff Bruce Prejean, who was previously chief criminal deputy.
Waguespack made the announcement through an email, right before midnight.
In a phone interview, he told News 2 that he accepted an offer to be the CFO for RES Contractors, LLC.
“(Sometimes) opportunities in the private sector are a little time sensitive,” said Waguespack, who recently lost his re election bid to Leland Falcon.
"I would have liked to know," said Falcon, "I guess a little more warning would have been the choice."
Until Falcon takes office July 1, he and Prejean will be working together for yet another transition.
"Sheriff Prejean and I met this morning," said Falcon "we should wrap the interviews of the existing employees by Monday, [and then] we'll start working to get that team together rather rapidly."
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Suspected robber and his alleged getaway taxi driver both arrested
Sewage overflow creating mess for Slaughter woman
Tax break for residents in Livingston Parish
Investigative Unit: Political rivals feud over destroyed campaign signs
Video shows cab driver and theft suspect being arrested