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UPDATE: Warrant against former Kaplan Police Chief recalled

Posted at 11:52 AM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 12:52:09-05

KAPLAN, La. — An arrest warrant issued last month for former Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams has been recalled.

That means the warrant was canceled; there no longer is a warrant out for his arrest, court records show.

The warrant was issued after Adams did not appear in court, but his lawyer was there.

The Abbeville Meridional reported at the time that Judge Ed Broussard issued the warrant for Adam's arrest, because he was not in the courtroom. Court records show the court has since recalled that warrant. That usually means the defendant, or his attorney, worked things out to the court's satisfaction.

Adams was arrested in September of 2017 for theft over $5,000 and Malfeasance in Office.

His arrest came after State Police discovered that Adams was unable to provide receipts or records documenting his use of over $19,000 of department funds.

Detectives says he spent nearly $7,000 on personal expenses.

Auditors found a city bank account two years prior to his arrest with adams being the only authorized user.