Sentencing For Former Jennings Chief On Hold
JENNINGS, La. (AP) — A sentencing date has not been set for a former Jennings police chief accused of taking drugs and money from the police department's evidence room.
Fifty-three-year-old Johnny Lassiter pleaded guilty to two counts of malfeasance in November.
Charges of theft over $1,500, obstruction of justice and injuring public records were dismissed as part of a plea agreement earlier this year.
District Attorney Michael Cassidy tells the American Press (http://bit.ly/1eOXZNb ) the court is waiting on a pre-sentence investigation report from probation and parole officials to be completed before setting a sentencing date.
Lassiter faces up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine on each count.
Lassiter was arrested in January after an audit by state police found drugs and money missing from the police department's evidence room.
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