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Extortion, Felony D.W.I. Third or Subsequent Offense, Public Intimidation - Friday, December 7, 2018

DATE:             FRIDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2018
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS

                        INTIMIDATION RODNEY CARLSON



NAPOLEONVILLE Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Rodney Carlson, 53, of 1393 Highway 402, Napoleonville, LA, on Thursday following an incident at Assumption Community Hospital.


Deputies were dispatched to the location in reference to a male subject having entered the premises looking for his girlfriend who was a facility employee.

Upon arrival, deputies located the individual in complete operational position in a vehicle in the parking lot with the engine running.  The individual was awakened by deputies and appeared to be intoxicated.  That individual was identified as Rodney Carlson.

When Carlson exited the vehicle, deputies attempted to interview him but he became irate and refused to perform any field sobriety testing.  Carlson was placed under arrest.  At that point, Carlson became very threatening towards law-enforcement officers and their families.

Carlson was transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center where he continued to be unruly and threatening.

Carlson was booked on charges of:

            *Driving While Intoxicated (Third Offense Felony)

             Note:  Carlson was released from jail on December 1, 2018 for second offense D.W.I.


Carlson was also booked on counts of:



            *Public Intimidation (Felony Threats)

            *Possession of Alcoholic Beverages in a Vehicle

            *Disturbing the Peace


Carlson was incarcerated pending a bond proceeding.

For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.


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