Parish Councilman Arrested For Stalking

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For the 2nd time in only six months, St. Mary Parish councilman James Bennett has been arrested in similar incidents.

50 year old James W. Bennett, 50, of Sixth Street in Morgan City, was arrested yesterday evening at 5:14 p.m. on a warrant from Berwick Police Department alleging that he was stalking a woman from Berwick according to Berwick Police Chief David Leonard Sr.. This warrant is from an investigation that began back on Feb. 1st. The complaint was recieved concerning Bennett stalking the Berwick woman. Officers investigating learned that Bennett was responsible for the stalking.

Bennett posted a $20,000 bond on that warrant then was transferred to the Morgan City Police Department for active warrants there. The warrants from MCPD were for (2) counts of Criminal Mischief in connection with the case.

Bennett is currently serving as St. Mary Parish councilman for District 7.



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