A Baton Rouge attorney was arrested Friday and accused of theft from an elderly St. Martin Parish man.

Stanley Stephen Spring II, 63, was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail without bail and will remain there until he’s extradited to St. Martin Parish, where the reported theft over $500 took place.

The arrest comes upon allegations that Spring stole “several items” — including a four-wheeler and a tractor — from an elderly client in St. Martin Parish, said Maj. Ginny Higgins, spokeswoman with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The U.S. Marshals Task Force arrested Spring at his Airport Avenue law firm, Spring & Spring, Higgins said. Elderly Protective Services also was involved in an investigation into the allegations, Higgins said.

Spring is one of three attorneys who represented a group of former Lafayette police officers in an unrelated federal lawsuit against police department and city-parish government officials.

The federal lawsuit lodged allegations of corruption against Lafayette Consolidated Government, Police Chief Jim Craft, Chief Administrative Officer Dee Stanley and retired police Cmdr. George “Jackie” Alfred.

Judge Richard Haik dismissed the suit in July.

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