AVOYELLES PARISH, La. (KALB) - On Thursday morning the former Bunkie police chief was arrested and booked into the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Bobby Corner, 48, served one term as the chief of Bunkie PD, but lost the re-election in April. Earlier this year, Louisiana State Police started investigating the department.
LSP said that Corner allowed multiple pieces of evidence to be unsecured, misplaced, and lost in the Bunkie Police Department’s building.
He also failed to introduce certain items into the evidence room, mishandled a felony case file, failed to process traffic citations, tampered with the Bunkie Police Department’s surveillance system, and shredded official department files.
Four warrants were issued for Corner. On Thursday around 9 a.m., he turned himself into APSO. He’s been booked for tampering with surveillance, injuring public records, malfeasance in office, and malfeasance – tampering with evidence.
His bond was set at $40,000. His attorney, Mike Small, told us that Corner posted that bond about an hour after his arrest.
Another former Bunkie officer, Nicholas Desselle, was arrested on Wednesday. For more information on his charge, see the attached link.