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St. Landry DA will not prosecute Animal Shelter director

Posted at 4:20 PM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 17:52:27-04

St. Landry Parish District Attorney Earl Taylor says he will not prosecute Animal Control & Rescue Director Stacey Alleman.

In a statement Friday, Taylor stated that the evidence in the case would not sustain a conviction for Malfeasance in Office.

“After a thorough review of both the documents furnished to us by the investigating agency and the applicable law, our office has determined that the evidence will not sustain a conviction for Malfeasance in Office. Therefore, we have declined to prosecute Stacey Alleman.”

Alleman had resigned from her position as director over the mishandling of a case involving horses. She then changed her mind about that resignation.

Read our full story here: UPDATE: St. Landry Parish animal shelter director is not resigning after all

A meeting was held last week concerning the St. Landry Parish Animal Control & Rescue. At that meeting, Sheriff Bobby Guidroz defended his office’s investigation into the animal shelter while pleading for the parish council to update the law. Read more here.

Possible charges were levied against Alleman  after the shelter picked up two horses that escaped their owner’s property. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the shelter failed to notify the owner in a manner prescribed by law.