BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Denham Springs man was arrested for a felony charge during the Spanish Town parade after he allegedly interfered with a police investigation and impersonated a police officer.
According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, it all started when a BRPD officer attempted to make an arrest at around 2:30 p.m., shortly after the parade ended. A deputy assisted when the suspect, Kerry Lee Guillory, 21, got in the way of the investigation.
"After being told several times to back away from the scene, [Guillory] refused while still holding an open bottle of Budweiser (12 oz bottle)," the deputy noted in the probable cause report. "[Guillory] stated several times that he was a Livingston Parish Police Office and that he didn't have to leave the scene."
The deputy asked Guillory to hand over the bottle of beer, but he allegedly refused. When the deputy attempted to take it from him, Guillory allegedly pulled away and attempted to run.
"He physically ran into and knocked another law enforcement officer to the ground," the deputy noted.
Guillory was placed under arrest. The deputy ran his information and learned that he was not employed by any law enforcement agency in Livingston Parish.
Guillory was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for resisting an officer, false impersonation of a police officer (felony), and battery on a police officer. He is being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond.
WAFB contacted the Baton Rouge Police Department in regards to the original complaint related to this arrest, but they were unable to provide that information.