Suspect charged with disturbing the peace
Press Release from the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office:
On May 12, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Terry Harris responded to a report of parish residents on Highway 1072 being cursed and verbally abused by a man who had previously caused a disturbance in the same area while obviously intoxicated.
When Lt. Harris located the man, he discovered he also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Kenneth Lang, 49, a resident of Highway 1072 was arrested on the outstanding warrant and also for disturbing the peace with loud and abusive language. Lang protested his arrest, stating that he was friends with Sheriff Seal who would vouch for him. Despite his protest, Lang was jailed.
This was not Lang’s first visit to the Washington Parish Jail. In 2013, he was arrested for issuing worthless checks. The following year, he was arrested for possession of illegal drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear in court. In 2016, he was jailed again on charges of eight counts of possession of illegal drugs and one count of distribution of illegal drugs. After staying in jail for thirty days, he was released on a $30,000 bond.
Sheriff Seal responded to the news of Lang’s arrest. “The old ploy of being friends with the Sheriff doesn’t work with this Sheriff. Such empty threats will never deter our officers from doing their duty. In fact, all of his arrests were while I was serving as your Sheriff. Thanks, Lt. Harris, for taking this man into custody so his neighbors can have some peace.”