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Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office Investigating an Altercation Involving Gueydan Police Chief and Private Citizen

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Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office Investigating an Altercation Involving Gueydan Police Chief and Private Citizen

Posted: May 7, 2021 11:42 AM
Updated: May 7, 2021 3:46 PM

(KADN) - Gueydan Mayor Jude Reese confirms for News15 that the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an altercation that happened early Thursday morning involving Gueydan Police Chief Shawn Theriot and a private citizen.

The alleged altercation too place at a local business, located at 600 1st Street, Gueydan, LA.

Reese tells us he believes charges are being pursued by both Theriot and the individual, but offered no other details, saying, "As mayor, I'm staying as far away from this as I can."

The incident was over before the Patrol Deputies arrived. The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident. Upon completion of the investigation, a final investigative report will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for a review of criminal charges.

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