SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
TO: ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM: SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT: CONVICTED FELON IN
POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
PAINCOURTVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland
Falcon reports the arrest of Skiler Herbert Rhodes, 25, of 5053 Highway 1,
Napoleonville, LA, on charges related to a felon in possession of a firearm
following an early Friday morning incident near Paincourtville, LA.
Shortly after midnight, deputies responded to a
reported incident of shots fired in the Paincourtville area. Responding deputies were provided a
description of the suspect vehicle.
Deputies located the vehicle near the area of the
original complaint and made contact with the driver identified as Skiler
Herbert Rhodes. Deputies interviewed
Rhodes and the suspect consented to a search of his vehicle. Deputies located a .40 caliber handgun as
well as other evidence indicating that a gun had been fired.
Investigators will forward the seized evidence for
scientific examination to determine any relationship to the shooting incident.
Deputies also determined that Rhodes had been
convicted of a prior felony.
Rhodes was arrested, transported to the Assumption
Parish Detention Center and booked on charges of:
of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
He was incarcerated pending a bond hearing.
For additional information concerning this News
Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Commander Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.