Evangeline Parish detective indicted on malfeasance, obstruction of justice

Posted at 4:14 PM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-31 17:14:23-04

An Evangeline Parish detective has been indicted on charges of malfeasance in office and obstruction of justice.

A grand jury handed up the indictment against Caleb Stelly on Wednesday, according to the document.

Stelly, of Ville Platte, is accused of obstructing justice "by using or threatening force toward the person or property of another with the specific intent to cause or induct the withholding of testimony or witholding to records, documents, or other objects from any criminal proceeding," according to the indictment.

On the malfeasance charge, Stelly is accused of "intentionally refusing or failing to perform any duty lawfully required of him." 

Further details on the allegations against Stelly have not been released, although the crimes allegedly occurred between May 18-30, the indictment states.

We reached out to the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney Trent Brignac but did not receive an immediate response.