East Feliciana police jury president arrested on malfeasance charges

E Feliciana police jury president facing malfeasance in office charge

EAST FELICIANA PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Sheriff Jeff Travis confirms to WAFB East Feliciana Police Jury President Louis Kent, 67, of Clinton, was arrested and booked on one felony count of malfeasance in office Tuesday, Sept. 22.

This investigation has been passed over to Louisiana State Police after deputies with the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office noticed something suspicious at the lot where some asphalt was taken.

“When we realized what we were dealing with, we reached out to state police and let them take it from there,” Sheriff Travis said.

Trooper First Class Taylor Scrantz says Troopers began investigating the matter on Sept. 8. Scrantz says detectives discovered Kent authorized the removal of parish resources for private use.

Investigators say Kent gave permission to an acquaintance to remove an aggregate material from a parish owned storage yard on Sept. 7. Several additional individuals removed aggregate material from the parish storage yard at Kent’s directive, according to police.

Troopers obtained a warrant for Kent’s arrest on the charge of malfeaseance in office on Sept. 21. Kent surrendered himself to Troopers on Sept. 22 and was booked into the East Parish Feliciana Prison, according to Scrantz.

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