Morgan City Police Identify Suspect in Seven Hour Standoff

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Whitney Billiot IV, 42 years of age,  Leona St. Morgan City was arrested at 4:25 am on 10/18/2019

Charges:   Aggravated Assault with a Firearm

                  Threating a public Official ( 3 counts)


                  Child Desertion (2 Counts)

                  Unlawful use of a Laser on a Police Officer

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 9:01 P.M., the Morgan City Police Department responded to a possible domestic violence disturbance call on Leona Street.  Upon arrival, officers encountered a male subject, later identified as Whitney Billiot IV. Billiot directed what appeared to be a firearm with a laser aiming device attached to the responding officers. Billiot also made threats towards officers.   The officers attempted to talk Billiot out of the residence, but he refused to comply. Officers had reason to believe that a female and two children were inside the residence.

Billiot was taken into custody on Friday, October 18, 2019, at approximately 4:30 A.M. The female and children inside the residence were unharmed. Officers were able to recover two high powered handheld lasers; however, no firearm was located.  

The Morgan City Police Department would like to thank Berwick Police Department, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office SRT, and the Louisiana State Police SWAT for their assistance.

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