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Former Ascension deputy arrested for battery

10 months 1 day 55 minutes ago Tuesday, February 14 2017 Feb 14, 2017 February 14, 2017 5:55 PM February 14, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
Image via Gonzales Police Department

ASCENSION – A former Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputy was arrested for simple battery on Tuesday afternoon.

The Gonzales Police Department reported the arrest of 34-year-old James Atkins, II for one count of simple battery.

The arrest is a result of an investigation following a report taken by Gonzales Patrol Officer on Feb. 8. Officers responded to a disturbance call made by Atkins at his home on Janice Avenue.

One of the individuals involved in the altercation, who left before officers' arrival, contacted the department with additional information that led to Atkins' arrest.

Atkins voluntarily surrendered to the Gonzales Police Department. He was booked into the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.

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