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Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property - Thursday, February 28, 2019

DATE:             THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2019
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS

                        CODY JOSEPH LEONARD



PIERRE PART Ė Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Cody Joseph Leonard, 42, of 113 Derrick Street, Pierre Part, LA, following a shooting incident on Derrick Street.

Deputies were dispatched to a residence after the complainant advised that someone had shot at his home, striking it.

Approximately 4 minutes later, deputies received a call from the accused, Cody Joseph Leonard, stating that there were numerous armed persons around his home and he feared for his life.  Leonard provided numerous other details of this alleged attack.

After a thorough investigation and interviews of witnesses as well as the victimís, it was determined that the report that Leonard provided was not credible.

Deputies recovered evidence in the area and were able to determine that Cody Joseph Leonard had fired a shotgun several times and it was those shots that struck the victimís home.

Cody Leonard was arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:

            *Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property

            *Illegal Discharge of Firearms

            *Illegal Carrying of a Weapon

Leonard remains incarcerated with bond set at $45,000.


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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