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Gonzales man arrested for deadly threats to public officials

4 years 8 months 4 weeks ago Friday, September 19 2014 Sep 19, 2014 September 19, 2014 8:38 PM September 19, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Caroline McDougall

ASCENSION - Deputies arrested a Gonzales man Friday for allegedly threatening to kill a local judge and a district attorney.

Officials arrested Paul Cleveland, 71, at his home on Cornerview Road after allegedly making threats to the judge and the district attorney working his case for his previous DWI arrest.

Reports say Cleveland said he was going to kill the judge, the district attorney and then kill himself. The threats came after Cleveland lost his appeal in court in Baton Rouge.

Court security and Baton Rouge Violent Crimes Unit alerted Ascension Parish deputies who issued a warrant to arrest Cleveland as a fugitive.

Cleveland is currently being held in the Ascension Parish Jail awaiting extradition to Baton Rouge on the charge of threatening a public official.


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