Posted: Jun 29, 2010 4:51 PM by Melissa Canone
Updated: Jun 29, 2010 4:52 PM
UPDATE-The victim in this case is identified as State Representative Bobby Badon from Carencro, LA. Representative Badon is working closely with investigators in this case and he has asked that all calls pertaining to this case be forwarded to the Carencro Police Department for a response. Representative Badon is concerned about the threats made towards him and his family members. Due to the threats Representative Badon has obtained a restraining order on the suspect John Snelling.
Representative Badon is currently unavailable for comment however he has thanked the police department and his family and friends for their concern and support in dealing with this difficult incident.
On June 28, 2010 officers with the Carencro Police Department were contacted by a local elected official who stated that he was threatened by a known suspect.
Officers began to investigate the incident and learned that the suspect in this case arrived at the elected official's home and made threats to kill the victim unless he gave him $20,000.00 to keep personal information confidential related to his elected office. Shortly thereafter, the victim who's the public official contacted the police department to report the incident. Officers located and detained the suspect and during the course of the investigation learned that the threats were made by the suspect. Officers also learned that the suspect did not have damaging evidence against the elected official and it appeared that his motive was extortion.
This case is still under investigation and the name of the victim is not being released at this time.