Parish by Parish JUNE 22, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La.(NBC33) — Jefferson - A man who once worked for the parish sheriff's office is locked up on sex charges. 59 year old John Cerniglia was booked earlier this week on several counts including aggravated rape, sexual battery and pornography involving juveniles. Deputies the investigation began when a woman filed a complaint stating her 12 year old daughter said Cerniglia had taken nude photos of her from the time she was 5 years old until she was 9 years old. Cerniglia was the National Crime Information Center assistance supervisor for Jefferson parish sheriff's office. Now, he's behind bars in Gretna.
Tangipahoa - A Natalbany woman is locked up on a string of charges including possession. Deputies say Angie Roberts was stopped along the side of the road. That's when we're told deputies were able to find out she just bought cocaine from a nearby home. Deputies also said Roberts was wanted for several failures to appear warrants. She's in the Tangiapahoa parish prison.
Evangeline - 30 year old Dustin Spears of Mamou was charged with "Cyberstalking", that after allegedly confessing to harassing a juvenile and threatening her boyfriend via text messages. According to police Spears kept asking the 16 year old Eunice girl out, and when he found out she dated a black man. He started sending her racially motivated threats to her cell phone!
That's a look at what's happening - parish by parish.