Posted: Sep 21, 2010 4:03 PM by Kate Mundy
Updated: Sep 21, 2010 5:12 PM
A former Eunice police officer charged with malfeasance in office is sentenced. Micah Arsenault left the department last year after accusations stemming from arrests in early 2009.
Arsenault faced charges related to the arrest of Joshua Andrus. He was also accused of aggravated battery and simple battery involving the arrest of Troy Mott.
This week, he was scheduled for trial, but pleaded no contest instead to three counts of malfeasance in office in the two separate cases.
Two other officers are still awaiting trial, including William McCauley, Jr., and Jeremy Ivory. McCauley will go to trial in October and Ivory is set to appear in November.
Arsenault was sentenced to two years hard labor on each count of malfeasance, with the sentence suspended in favor of active, supervised probation. The sentences are concurrent.