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Criminal case dropped in White cell phone search

4 years 1 month 3 weeks ago April 04, 2013 Apr 4, 2013 Thursday, April 04 2013 April 04, 2013 11:35 PM in News
By: AE Stevenson

BATON ROUGE - City police dropped a criminal theft investigation into a missing cell phone which supposedly belonged to former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White.

This comes after a search warrant was issued to take the phone from a woman in Zachary. Investigators claim White and the woman had a relationship, and communicated often using her cell and his city-parish phone.

Today, parish attorneys representing the police department said there was not enough evidence against White to pursue the matter any further.

City leaders claim White never returned a city-parish issued phone when he was fired back in February. When approached after the firing, White told them he did not have it. His attorney, Jill Craft, revealed later it had been in her possession since his initial firing.

Craft said she will turn White's cell phone over to the judge Friday. He will then be the custodian of that piece of evidence.

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