NAPOLEONVILLE — A Napoleonville man has been sentenced to three years in state prison after pleading guilty to battery of a police officer and other offenses, prosecutors said Friday.
The battery charge stemmed from an incident on Nov. 29 when Kenneth Moore, 26, went to the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office to pay fees for two outstanding bench warrants, said Tyler Cavalier, spokesman for the 23rd Judicial District Attorney's Office.
Moore, of 316 Telegraph St., was at the window to pay when a clerk told him he could pay the fees on the Assumption warrants but informed him there was still a bench warrant for his arrest in neighboring Ascension Parish, Cavalier said.
With that news, Cavalier said, Moore began making his way back out of the Sheriff's Office building next to the parish courthouse, running down a hallway and out the door with a deputy giving chase.
The two fell into a fence outside the building and onto the concrete. They were involved in a brief struggle before Moore ran off through the streets of downtown with the deputy still chasing him, Cavalier said, and was captured later the same day.
Moore returned to the courthouse Monday and pleaded guilty to battery of a police officer causing injury and resisting an officer with force or violence related to the Nov. 29 incident, prosecutors said.
Cavalier said the deputy received scrapes and bruises from the fall and struggle with Moore.
He also pleaded guilty Monday to the counts for which he had had the outstanding bench warrants — aggravated assault with a firearm and obstruction of justice from incidents in 2015.
Judge Jason Verdigets of the 23rd Judicial District Court gave Moore three to five years on each of the counts, but had the sentences run concurrent to one another and then suspended two years, prosecutors said.
Moore will face two years of probation when he is released from prison.