Sorrento police chief pleads guilty - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Sorrento police chief pleads guilty

Posted: Updated:

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot Jr. has pleaded guilty in a case accusing him of lying to an FBI agent about an alleged sexual assault of a heavily intoxicated woman last year.

U.S. Attorney Walt Green says the 65-year-old Theriot entered the plea Monday to making false statements in connection with a criminal civil rights investigation.

Theriot, of Sorrento, faces up to five years in prison, three years of supervised released following the jail time and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date has not been set. His attorney, Roger W. Jordan Jr., was not immediately available for comment.

Theriot, who started his fourth four-year term as police chief July 1, resigned the post Friday under a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Soldier charged, officer named in shooting incident

    Soldier charged, officer named in shooting incident

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:08:31 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- State Police have charged Mitchel Bethin following an officer-involved shooting involving an Alexandria Police officer.
    More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- State Police have charged Mitchel Bethin following an officer-involved shooting involving an Alexandria Police officer.
    More >>
  • Invest 96-L (Fri 8/22)

    80% Chance of Tropical Cyclone Developing In The Next 2 Days

    80% Chance of Tropical Cyclone Developing In The Next 2 Days

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:35:01 GMT
    Friday, August 227:35pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 96-L (Tropical Wave)A Tropical Disturbance is producing a lot of shower thunderstorm activity about 100 miles off the (NE) coast of Hispaniola. A band of numerous (moderate to strong) areas of convection is located to the west of the LLC (Low Level Center). This is producing heavy rainfall and gusty winds. Elsewhere, scattered m...More >>
    Friday, August 227:35pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 96-L (Tropical Wave)A Tropical Disturbance is producing a lot of shower thunderstorm activity about 100 miles off the (NE) coast of Hispaniola. A band of numerous (moderate to strong) areas of convection is located to the west of the LLC (Low Level Center). This is producing heavy rainfall and gusty winds. Elsewhere, scattered m...More >>
  • Woman arrested in Alexandria shooting

    Woman arrested in Alexandria shooting

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:20:39 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - One person is being treated at a local hospital and another is in jail following a shooting Friday afternoon.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - One person is being treated at a local hospital and another is in jail following a shooting Friday afternoon.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.