Posted: Jan 21, 2014 11:34 AM
Updated: Jan 21, 2014 11:46 AM
IBERVILLE PARISH - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Warden of Elayn Hunt Correctional Center alleging a prisoner was being wrongfully held.
The lawsuit claimed Darrin Schaubhut Jr. was being held in Iberville Parish by the State Department of Corrections despite two court orders for his release.
Schaubhut has been locked up since Nov. 16. He had been on parole for a 2008 bribery conviction when he was arrested last year for drug possession. The Department of Corrections says he also tested positive for drugs and voluntarily revoked his parole.
Schaubhut's attorney says he was never told that his client was asked to revoke his parole.
District Attorney Ricky Babin says Judge Tureau dismissed the lawsuit, saying he didn't have jurisdiction over a prisoner voluntarily revoking their probation. Schaubhut's attorney is now expected to challenge the parole revocation in the 19th Judicial District.