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UPDATE: Warrant issued for former St. Landry Animal Control Director

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Posted at 6:55 PM, Mar 15, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-17 12:05:14-04

UPDATE: St. Landry Parish officials confirm that there's a warrant out for the arrest of a former director of the parish animal control center.

The warrant accuses Terri Courvelle of interference with animal research facilities or animal management facilities.

Earlier this week, another former animal control employee was arrested on a warrant accusing him of the same thing. Tracy Duplechain was arrested on a warrant accusing him of the interference charge, but also with malfeasance in office. Both charges are felonies.

Courvelle and Duplechain were both fired from the animal shelter last year.

They were two of about 21 people who were fired during 2022. The council voted Monday to hire an independent agency to analyze the records, to ensure that procedures and policies were followed for the terminations.