Jury convicts Paulina man for biting police officer throughout little one custody change|

PAULINA, La. (WGNO) — On Friday, the 23rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced that a jury found a 40-year-old Paulina man guilty of the battery of a police officer with injury. 40-year-old Justin Stout is set to face 5 years for the incident that happened in 2020.

According to reports, on May 18, 2020, St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a Paulina home to assist with a disturbance during a child custody exchange. When deputies arrived at the residence they made contact with the parties involved. During the altercation, deputies attempted to place Stout under arrest.

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Reports show that Stout actively resisted deputies who eventually deployed a department-issued taser and tased Stout. During the struggle, stout bit one of the deputies. The deputy who was bit was required to seek medical attention as a result of the bite.

Stout was subsequently booked into the St. James Parish Jail. On June 27, he appeared before Judge Stromberg for sentencing. Stout was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

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