Ouachita Parish Sheriff Toney’s Motion To Be Heard July 8
MONROE, La. (AP) — A federal judge has scheduled a hearing to discuss Ouachita Parish Sheriff Royce Toney's motion to suppress any evidence the government obtained through a search of his vehicle, office, safe and person.
The News-Star reports Magistrate Judge Karen Hayes set the hearing for July 3.
He argues that the search was conducted by Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office employees, who had no right to search their employer's vehicle, office, desk and locked safe without a warrant.
Toney was indicted 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.
Toney's trial date is Sept. 13.