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UPDATE: UL police major on administrative leave after December arrest

Posted: 3:45 PM, Jan 08, 2018
Updated: 2019-06-26 13:51:17-04

UPDATE: UL officials tell us that UL Police Major Larry Zerangue Jr. is on administrative leave.

ORIGINAL STORY, POSTED DECEMBER 26: St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a UL police officer and booked him with domestic abuse.

Larry Zerangue Jr., listed as a Major on the UL Police Department’s website, was arrested Christmas Day and booked with domestic abuse battery by strangulation, records show.

<figcaption class="wp-caption-text" id="caption-attachment-110724">Larry Zerangue Jr.

Courtesy St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office

UL officials would not provide the current employment status of Zerangue, 48.

“The university does not comment on personnel matters,” a spokesman said.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said his deputies were called to an Opelousas home at about 9:40 p.m. Christmas Day.

They interviewed Zerangue, his wife and a teenager who was in the home during the incident, the sheriff said. Deputies then arrested Zerangue and booked him, the sheriff said.

The judge decided against a Gwen’s law hearing, and set bond at $2,500. Zerangue has posted that bond and been released, the sheriff said.

No one was transported to the hospital following the incident, the sheriff said.