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Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm - Friday, September 22, 2017

DATE:            FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT:      CONVICTED FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM

SKILER HERBERT RHODES

 

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:

            *Possession 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.