Jeff Davis

Mar 29, 2013 1:18 PM by Tonya LaCoste

Former Jennings Police Chief Pleads Not Guilty

Former Jennings Police Chief Johnny Lassiter pleaded not guilty to charges that accuse of him stealing from the department's evidence room. Auditors discovered the missing items, including drugs.

In January, State Police arrested and charged Lassiter with theft over $1,500, malfeasance in office, obstruction of justice and injuring public records. The public records charge was dropped. His trial date is set for Sept. 16.

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