Ascension Parish sergeant terminated after second DWI arrest

Marc DeArmond
Marc DeArmond(Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office)
Updated: Oct. 26, 2018 at 12:14 PM CDT
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ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A 22-year sergeant with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office was terminated Friday morning, according to a release from Sheriff Jeff Wiley.

Marc DeArmond was arrested Thursday night at around 11 p.m. for driving while intoxicated, his second offense, by Louisiana State Police. The sheriff says DeArmond was driving erratically, and caused a wreck with minor injuries. DeArmond faces one count of DWI (2nd offense) and another traffic violation.

It should be noted, records show DeArmond was previously arrested in October of 2016 for another DWI and careless operation of a vehicle. Sheriff Wiley says after the first DWI, the deputy was suspended and went through all “treatment and requirements” of a citizen convicted of a DWI in Ascension Parish. DeArmond was then reinstated to APSO and after several months, got his privileges of the sheriff’s office back.

The former deputy bonded out Friday morning and is set for arraignment January 8, 2019 at 9 a.m.

“There is always a higher bar of expectations with law enforcement officers and DeArmond’s dangerous and unlawful decisions are such that he has violated his oath and can no longer be employed at the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office,” Sheriff Wiley said.

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