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INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Police jury president arrested, accused of stealing asphalt

11 months 3 weeks 5 days ago Tuesday, September 22 2020 Sep 22, 2020 September 22, 2020 1:26 PM September 22, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

CLINTON - The WBRZ Investigative Unit has confirmed that East Feliciana Parish Police Jury President Louis Kent is being booked right now on felony charges, accused of stealing asphalt.

Kent has been a longtime police juror and is well known in the parish.

East Feliciana Parish Sheriff Jeff Travis said one of his deputies witnessed something suspicious a couple weeks ago, and State Police were called in to investigate.

State Police released a statement Tuesday afternoon confirming Kent's arrest. The agency said Kent gave someone permission to remove the material from a parish-owned storage yard. The investigation, launched earlier this month, also revealed that Kent had allowed several others to remove materials from the storage yard.

He was booked into the East Feliciana Parish Jail Tuesday on a charge of malfeasance in office. 

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