Jury finds Paulina Man responsible of biting police officer throughout custody switch | WGNO.com

PAULINA, La. (WGNO) – On Friday, prosecutors for the 23rd Circuit announced that a jury found a 40-year-old Paulina man guilty of assaulting an injured police officer. Justin Stout, 40, faces 5 years in prison for the 2020 incident.

The St. James Ward Sheriff’s Office reportedly responded to a Paulina home on May 18, 2020 to assist with a disruption during a custody transition. When the MPs arrived at the residence, they contacted the parties involved. During the altercation, the deputies attempted to arrest Stout.

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Reports show that Stout actively resisted deputies who eventually deployed a department-issued taser and tased Stout. During the fight, Stout bit one of the deputies. The bitten deputy had to see a doctor because of the bite.

Stout was subsequently committed to St. James Parish Jail. On June 27, he appeared before Judge Stromberg for sentencing. Stout was sentenced by the Louisiana Department of Corrections to 5 years in prison, with time served counted.

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