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May 16, 2014 11:37 AM by KATC

Gueydan police officer arrested

A Gueydan police officer is free on bond after being arrested on malfeasance in office charges.

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office confirms that it arrested 29-year-old Kendal Paul Primeaux on Thursday. He was also booked on 40 counts of unauthorized use of a credit or debit card.

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, Primeaux is accused of using the Gueydan Police Department fuel card for his personal vehicle, with charges totaling $1,954.66.

Gueydan Police Chief Kayla Henry said Primeaux was a patrolman and resigned amid the investigation. He later turned himself in to authorities.

Primeaux is free on $15,000 bond.

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