Posted: Dec 9, 2009 5:10 AM by Jon Carrere
Updated: Dec 10, 2009 1:37 PM
Three men are indicted for malfeasance in office while serving as Eunice Police Officers.
The ruling coming down from a federal grand jury.
According to the District Attorney's office the malfeasance charges stem from two instances of battery.
Michah Arceneaux, William McCauley and Jeremy Ivory were indicted in St. Landry Parish.
According to the D.A. on or around April of this year Arceneaux along with McCauley used excessive force when arresting a Eunice 19 year old, Joshua Andrus.
Andrus claimed the 2 Eunice officers beat, kicked and pepper-sprayed him while he was handcuffed.
But earlier in the year Arceneaux and Ivory allegedy illegally arrested Troy Mott after he fled from police custody.
Arceneaux were charged with 3 counts of simple battery and one count of aggravated battery.
McCauley got one count of aggravated battery and Ivory got one count of simple battery.
At this time only Ivory is still employed with Eunice P.D.
Almost 3 months ago McCauley left Eunice to work with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff Department, he's now on unpaid leave.
As for Arceneaux, about 6 months ago when the investigation began he resigned from the police department.