Saturday, April 05, 2014

Chief Mikel White and Officer Gregory Armstead Arrested on Several Felony Charges

A Louisiana police chief and an officer are now on the other side of the law.

Louisiana State Police arrested Lecompte police chief Mikel White and officer Gregory Armstead on several felony charges Friday.

According to state police, a man says the pair came to his home in March -- and threatened to hurt him if he didn't pay back a personal loan.

He says White threatened to arrest him for theft, and on his orders, Armstead took him into custody.

The man was later released without being charged.

According to state police, the whole thing was caught on camera.

Both the chief and the officer are charged with malfeasance in office and false imprisonment.

Additionally, the chief is charged with extortion.

Both are held on a $500,000 bond each.

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