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Must see: Cop arrested & resigns after slugging fire chief at gas pump in Louisiana

Unclear what the dispute in Slaughter, LA was about

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Rachel Thomas & Scottie Hunter, WAFB-TV:

Police Chief Dave Almond confirms to WAFB that Danny Coy Hobgood, 36, has resigned from the Slaughter Police Department.

A video surfaced on Snapchat early on Wednesday, Aug. 7 of a Slaughter police officer, later identified as Hobgood, allegedly punching Slaughter Fire Chief Billy Poche in a gas station parking lot.

The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office says around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Slaughter Police Chief Dave Almond requested that the office investigate an altercation between Hobgood, 36, and Poche that took place in the parking lot of the Jett’s convenience store on LA 19.

“It was investigated and upon the conclusion of the investigation. Chief Greg Phares and the investigatory staff thought that there was enough evidence to do a probable cause warrant and book the officer,” said Sheriff Jeff Travis.

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Ellyn Couvillion, The Advocate:

Hobgood was arrested after officers interviewed witnesses and reviewed video that included the store’s security video, Travis said.

The video shows the two men squaring off at gas pumps at the convenience store, with Hobgood throwing a punch with his left hand, striking Poché in the face. Hobgood later swung a punch with his right hand that did not land. The video does not show Poché throwing any punches.

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