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  • Sorrento makes no moves on $500,000 lawsuit Play Video

    October 7, 2014 9:40 PM

    SORRENTO - City leaders met in executive session Tuesday to discuss a $500,000 lawsuit filed by a woman who said the town's former chief of police assaulted her while she was detained. Earl Theriot resigned in February over the allegation. He was convicted of lying to the FBI about... more »
  • Curfews ordered due to weather Play Video

    January 28, 2014 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A number of curfews have been instituted in parishes around the area as cold weather moves into southern Louisiana. Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard said a curfew would start there at 11 p.m. and end at 7 a.m. Wednesday. Exceptions would be made for any and... more »
  • No chief, no decision on insurance in Sorrento Play Video

    January 21, 2014 10:25 PM

    SORRENTO- The Chief of Police was absent from the council meeting Tuesday as his assistant presented the quote for liability insurance to town leaders. The quote, which was offered by a high risk insurer, wasn't complete enough for the council to make a decision, so it decided to table... more »
  • Lawsuit: Chief sexually assaulted woman in custody Play Video

    January 17, 2014 5:46 PM

    SORRENTO - A lawsuit filed Friday alleges embattled Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot forced a woman in his custody to perform oral sex on him inside the police department. The suit filed by attorney Tregg Wilson alleges Theriot initially responded to a call about an intoxicated woman on the... more »
  • Council: No insurance, no police department Play Video

    November 5, 2013 10:29 PM

    SORRENTO - Mayor Mike Lambert says it's up to an insurance company to accept the risk of taking on the Sorrento Police Department. The town has two weeks to find viable insurance to back its police department before the current insurance will lapse the morning of Nov. 19. ... more »
  • Sorrento police claim harassment by chief

    November 12, 2012 12:05 PM

    SORRENTO - Three Sorrento police officers have threatened to file suit against the town and its Police Department, alleging harassment and retaliation by Police Chief Earl Theriot. An attorney for the three officers - Catherine Gil, Tige Scott and Kermit Givens - tells The Advocate he faxed a letter to... more »
  • Deputies arrest man for alleged painkiller distribution

    February 29, 2012 5:01 PM

    PIERRE PART- Assumption Parish Deputies arrested a man Monday after a traffic stop revealed he was in possession of over 130 pain killers with intent to distribute them. Cody J. Theriot, 32, of 322 Shell Beach Rd. was arrested for possession with intent to distribute schedule IV controlled dangerous... more »
  • LA Department of Insurance Owes Nearly $700,000

    August 24, 2009 5:14 PM

    State Legislative Auditor Steve Theriot says the Louisiana Department of Insurance owes his office $692,000 for legal fees and other services. Theriot's office recently settled a lawsuit against the department of insurance. It had to do with access to e-mails and other records from the department. Access has been granted,... more »

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