Girlfriend of man fatally shot by deputy released from jail
VILLE PLATTE - The girlfriend of a man who was shot and killed by a Louisiana sheriff's deputy has been released from jail less than a week after her arrest on a charge she tried to kill the officer during a struggle.
District Attorney Trent Brignac says 21-year-old Dequince Brown was released from the Evangeline Parish jail Tuesday after a judge set her bond at $75,000. Brown was arrested last week on a charge of attempted second-degree murder of a police officer.
A state police report says the deputy fatally shot 27-year-old Dejuan Guillory last Thursday on a rural road in Mamou after Brown jumped on the deputy's back, bit him and tried to grab his gun.
A defense attorney says Brown claims she only jumped on the deputy after he shot Guillory.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Louisiana lawmaker also wants restrictive abortion law
Garth Brooks shares uplifting message to 'March for our Lives' students
WATCH: Gorilla caught on camera taking a stroll
Area mayors set to denounce plans for zoo move
Crying child wanders into parking lot after being left on school bus...