A former Pointe Coupee Parish sheriff's deputy with nearly 30 years in law enforcement was arrested and jailed Thursday on allegations he lied on his timesheets about working extra details.
Adrian Slaughter, of New Roads, was booked into the parish's detention center on 16 counts of payroll fraud and a count of malfeasance in office, the state's Attorney General Office reported.
The Attorney General's Office said an investigation by their office found that Slaughter, 50, had doctored his time sheets to show he was working extra duty details while simultaneously being on the clock at the Sheriff's Office.
Slaughter was a captain and uniform patrol commander for the Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Bud Torres said Thursday Slaughter had been on administrative leave during the Attorney General's investigation. He was fired before his arrest Thursday, Torres said.
"It's a sad deal that it has come to this," Torres said.
The sheriff said Slaughter worked in law enforcement for a total 28 years. His bond was set at $25,000, the Sheriff's Office reported.
In a prepared statement about the arrest, Attorney General Jeff Landry reiterated his office's stance on seeing corrupt public officials punished for their misdeeds.
"Our state's people deserve officials who act in a way that is lawful and admirable," Landry's statement read. "When their officials do not, it threatens the public's trust in government; and we will root out that type of behavior."