A former Basile Police officer has been arrested, accused of making threats to the St. Landry Parish 911 Center.
The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office says that 25-year-old Rasiem Alexis Fredericks of Opelousas was arrested and booked with terrorizing communicating false information of planned arson, and false personation
The St. Landry Parish 911 Communication Center contacted law enforcement, alerting them to the bomb threat. The center told deputies that the caller, Fredericks, stated he was going to blow up the 911 building and that employees needed to leave immediately.
Officials say that the call center was able to trace the phone call back to Fredericks and his location. A search was conducted in the 911 system and it was discovered that Fredericks had previously contacted 911 emergency services on a previous incident.
While detectives were at the center, deputies say Fredericks made two more calls from the same number saying that the center repeatedly called him. He identified himself as Officer Fredericks during those calls.
Communication call records indicate that no calls were placed to Fredericks’ phone from the center. Detectives obtained additional records, which proved the calls were coming from Fredericks.
When detectives arrived at Fredricks’ location, he allegedly denied placing the call to 911 emergency services.
Deputies report that Fredericks was found to be in possession of a Basile Police Department ID card identifying him as a police officer. Detectives contacted the police department and were told that he no longer worked there. Fredericks was placed under arrest and processed at the parish jail
His bond has been set at $52,000.
Fredericks was put on leave from the Basile Police Department in August of 2018 after an arrest for domestic abuse. He was later reinstated to his position. It is unclear when Fredericks left the department.