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Constables find stash of weapons during eviction in Baton Rouge

3 years ago August 14, 2012 Aug 14, 2012 Tuesday, August 14 2012 Tuesday, August 14, 2012 3:47:47 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Chris Nakamoto

BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge City Constables found a stash of weapons inside a home on Webb Street today while serving an eviction there.

Constables found a shotgun and two rifles hidden in the wall of the home.  This comes a day after a constable serving an eviction in College Station, Tex. was shot and killed by the man being kicked out.

"You never know what's behind the door," Coroporal Marcus Politz said. "We take every possible precaution to ensure our safety and the landlord and his crew as well."

On Monday, a judge signed an eviction order forcing the tenants to be out of the home by 10 a.m. today. When constables showed up at 11:15 a.m., nothing was moved out of the home.

"They are three months behind on their rent," landlord JJ Baker said.

Constables cleared the home and found the weapons before a crew of people hired by the landlord started removing belongings inside the home.

"People don't want to get put out of their house and we have to do it," Politz said.  "We are used to the resistance, we're aware of it."

The home's tenant was taken to jail for resisting.  While he gave a name at the scene, constables said he had several aliases and they would have to fingerprint the man to positively identify him.

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