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June 14, 2019

Causeway Police Officer Sentenced to 4 Years In Prison

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that William “Billy” Jones, Jr., a 46-year-old former
Causeway Police Department sergeant, was sentenced by District Judge Reginald T. Badeaux Thursday (June 13, 2019) to four years in prison at hard labor for malfeasance in office and four years on each of two counts of theft of a firearm, but the sentences are to be served at the same time. Two years of the sentence must be served without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. Jones also must pay a $1,000 fine.

A St. Tammany Parish jury found Jones guilty of the charges on May 23, 2019. He was accused of stealing $6,300 in cash, cocaine, and two guns from the evidence room he supervised three years ago. He was fired from the Causeway Police Department.

“Mr. Jones held one of the most trusted positions in law enforcement, safeguarding the evidence seized during arrests,” Montgomery said at the time of the conviction. “This was a betrayal of that trust.”

Assistant District Attorney Angelina Valuri prosecuted the case, with the assistance of Holly McGinness.

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