Police Chief Pleads Guilty - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Police Chief Pleads Guilty

Posted: Updated:

LAKE CHARLES, La. - Former Leesville police chief Bobby Hickman pleaded guilty in court Wednesday just weeks after his last appearance.

The plea hearing was Wednesday afternoon at the federal courthouse in Lake Charles before U.S. Judge Richard T. Haik. 

Hickman pled guilty to one count of a five-count indictment that was returned against him last September.

During the guilty plea hearing held in federal court, he also agreed to the forfeiture of three weapons, including a sawed-off shotgun.

According to court documents filed during the plea and courtroom testimony, Hickman was terminated as the police chief of the Leesville Police Department last January because he failed to cooperate in an internal investigation by city officials.

Last March, the acting chief obtained a state search warrant to Hickman's home to look and recover police equipment issued to Hickman that was not returned after his termination.

During the search, deputies from the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office also retrieved a Charter Arms revolver with the serial number obliterated from the firearm.

At sentencing, Hickman faces a prison term up to a maximum of five years or a fine of not more than $250,000 or both. In addition, the term includes a supervised release of up to three years following release from confinement.

Hickman remains on a pre-trial release pending his sentencing.

Stay tuned to NewsChannel 5/CBS 2 and kalb.com for the latest story developments.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Man killed in Natchitoches Parish crash

    Man killed in Natchitoches Parish crash

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:05:16 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- A single vehicle crash killed a young man from Pleasant Hill, La. in the early morning hours of July 27, 2014 according to State Police.
    More >>
    NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- A single vehicle crash killed a young man from Pleasant Hill, La. in the early morning hours of July 27, 2014 according to State Police.
    More >>
  • Arrest made in murder of Pamela Carnahan

    Arrest made in murder of Pamela Carnahan

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:13:13 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- The Alexandria Police Department have made an arrest in the May 9 murder of Pamela Carnahan.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- The Alexandria Police Department have made an arrest in the May 9 murder of Pamela Carnahan.
    More >>
  • Metro Division conducts anti-prostitution operation

    Metro Division conducts anti-prostitution operation

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:38 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:38:27 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On July 17, 2014, the Metro Division of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted an operation targeting prostitution in the Alexandria area.The operation focused on internet solicitation for prostitutes at local hotels. More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On July 17, 2014, the Metro Division of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted an operation targeting prostitution in the Alexandria area.The operation focused on internet solicitation for prostitutes at local hotels. More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KALB. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.