Dec 2, 2013 9:56 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

Former Morehouse sheriff's deputy arrested

A former Morehouse Parish sheriff's deputy has been arrested following a two-year investigation.
Sheriff Mike Tubbs tells The News-Star Chris Balsamo was arrested on a warrant by state police on one count of unauthorized use of a moveable.
Tubbs says the offense was committed in 2011 when Balsamo was a narcotics officer. Police found $17,800 in a forfeiture account and began an investigation. Balsamo resigned his position at that time.
Tubbs said Balsamo cooperated with the investigation and made full restitution on Wednesday before his arrest.
Balsamo was booked into the Morehouse Parish Jail on Saturday night, but bonded out immediately.
It was unclear whether Balsamo has an attorney.


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