Ouachita Parish Sheriff Toney’s Motion Hearing Postponed To Aug. 2
MONROE, La. (AP) — A hearing on whether evidence obtained from a search of Ouachita Parish Sheriff Royce Toney's office should be suppressed has been postponed.
On Wednesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Hayes rescheduled the hearing, originally set for July 3, to Aug. 2.
According to the motion, Toney's attorney will spend the first week of July preparing for another trial.
The News-Star reports the motion states a continuance also is needed in order to settle some pending motions in Toney's case before the hearing.
Toney was indicted by a grand jury Feb. 22 on one count of conspiracy, nine counts of computer fraud, nine counts of identity theft, one count of obstruction of a federal investigation and one count of obstruction by retaliating against a victim.