Posted: Aug 20, 2010 5:24 PM by Jim Hummel
Updated: Aug 20, 2010 5:33 PM
A Lafayette city prosecutor is out of a job tonight. He says he was asked to resign, but when he didn't, he was fired.
Marcus Allen tells us this all stems from a charge of simple battery that was brought against him last month. Allen has been a prosecutor for the city of Lafayette for about 4 years. The simple battery charge was filed by a bondsman after an incident last fall.
He says the bondsman tried to have an individual arrested who missed a court appearance. Allen tells us that man had conflicting court appearances that day, so he came to his defense, and the bondsman ended up filing charges.
The D.A.'s office has accepted that charge for simple battery against Allen, and an arraignment date has been set for September 21st.
Allen says he plans to sue. The city meantime declined to comment on the matter.