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December 31 06:40 AM
Banks, who had served as an Independence Police Department Officer for five months prior to his arrest, was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail for felony theft, malfeasance in office and hate crimes. The arrest is the result of a joint investigation by the Independence Police Department and the Louisiana State Police.
December 31 06:40 AM
The defendant, Cortez Pratt, was charged by bill of information with armed robbery, in violation of LSA-R.S. 14:64. Following a jury trial, he was found guilty as charged. Thereafter, he was adjudicated a third-felony offender and was sentenced to serve 70 years in prison at hard labor.
December 31 06:39 AM
Inside Pappillion’s front left pocket, the officer found a clear glass, cylindrical tube with a brass Brillo pad stuffed in the end of it. The tube also showed burning on the end. The glass tube is commonly used for smoking narcotics. Pappillion was arrested on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
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