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Aug 23, 2013 8:55 AM by AP

Prison guard arrested in Lincoln Parish

RUSTON, La. (AP) - A Lincoln Parish prison guard accused of abusing an inmate has been arrested.

Louisiana State Police say 58-year-old Danny Henshaw, of Farmerville, allegedly used excessive force on an inmate during a disturbance at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center earlier this month.

Investigators say Henshaw surrendered Thursday after submitting his resignation to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office. If convicted in the case, he faces up to six months in prison and a $1,000 fine.

In a news release, state police say the inmate didn't report any injuries after the alleged incident occurred Aug. 6, but was examined by medical personnel as a precaution.

State police began an investigation Aug. 12 at the request of Sheriff Mike Stone.

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