Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:00 AM by AP
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Charges were dropped against one of two men accused of slashing the tires of Thibodaux Police vehicles parked outside the department last year.
District Attorney Cam Morvant II tells The Houma Courier 50-year-old Glenn Watkins is no longer accused of 48 counts of property damage because his office received additional information about the investigation that compromised the Watkins case.
Morvant declined to detail what that information is or how it jeopardized the case.
Watkins was arrested in August 2011 with his nephew Jonathan Watkins. The two were accused of slashing dozens of patrol car tires in the city police headquarters' parking lot on two separate occasions in May 2011. The damage totaled more than $7,000.
Jonathan Watkins pleaded guilty last April to 11 counts of property damage.