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Former Rosepine police chief pleads guilty to battery, stalking charges

James Parrott (source: LA Attorney General's office) James Parrott (source: LA Attorney General's office)
ROSEPINE, LA (WAFB) -

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced that a former Rosepine police chief pleaded guilty to two counts of simple battery and one count of stalking.

50-year-old James Parrott pleaded guilty to the charges on Friday. He was indicted in December 2014 after a jury found evidence that he had stalked his estranged wife, according to the Attorney General's office.

Parrott was also indicted on separate sexual battery charges for making unwanted sexual advances towards female inmates working as trustees at the Rosepine Town Hall.

Parrot was suspended for a year, and will be placed on two years of active probation. The judge presiding over the case ordered Parrott to complete anger management classes and ordered him to not contact his ex-wife. He also faces a $2000 fine for the investigation and prosecution of the case.

Caldwell says that Parrott was forced to resign prior to taking the plea to ensure his position will be filled by the October election.

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