Two Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officers have been arrested and are facing charges after investigations into two separate incidents revealed the use of excessive force when handling offenders.
Both employees, 34-year-old Jarrod Rebaldo of Luling, LA. and 50-year-old Vera Chester of Hammond, were placed on administrative leave pending separate investigations into allegations of misconduct. After a thorough investigation into each incident, both individuals were arrested and charged. Both subjects have been terminated from the department.
On March 17, 2021, a warrant was obtained for the arrest of Jarrod Rebaldo on charges of simple battery and second degree battery. On March 22, 2021, Rebaldo was taken into custody and booked in the parish jail.
Yesterday, March 31, 2021, Vera Chester, who is also accused of giving false statements, was arrested and charged with simple battery, aggravated battery, and injuring public records.