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Wanted man featured on Acadia Crime Stoppers arrested

Posted: 9:41 AM, Sep 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-10 10:42:30-04

A man recently featured on Acadia Parish Crimes Stoppers has been arrested, according to the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say that Billy Joe Hanks, who was recently featured in a segment of Crime Stoppers , was arrested on Saturday with the help of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team.

The Youngsville Police department received a tip regarding Hanks’ whereabouts. The information was shared with Acadia Parish deputies and an arrest warrant was executed.

Hanks was arrested in a hotel room in Lafayette without incident. He was wanted on charges of felony theft, aggravated flight from an officer, criminal damage to property and criminal trespassing.