Corrections officer booked with second degree battery

Local News

(7/26/18) An Elayn Hunt Correctional Center officer has been booked with second degree battery and malfeasance in office, and is on leave following an altercation today with a handcuffed offender at the prison.

Prior to locking up the offender for rules violations, and during a search, the offender spit on 39-year-old Lt. Allen Stark of Gramercy, and Lt. Stark pushed the offender against the wall. The offender sustained a cut above his eye, requiring stitches.

Prison officials immediately began an internal investigation, and notified St. Gabriel Police and the FBI. St. Gabriel detectives made the arrest.

Stark has worked at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center on three separate occasions dating back to June of 2006, with his latest stint beginning July 25, 2011. He is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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