Louisiana Congressional Candidate Arrested

Billy Burkette, an independent from Pride, Louisiana, was arrested after he registered his campaign.

Police say Burkette was arrested for impersonating a police officer after he allegedly claimed to be the chief of police for the Louisiana Band of Choctaw Indians. Burkette has denied their claims, saying that that is his correct title and position.

The man was recognized by someone working at the election office, who has remembered state police mentioning that he was wanted. The sheriff’s department was then contacted, who coordinated with police.

Source: Louisiana congressional candidate arrested after qualifying – KATC.com | Continuous News Coverage | Acadiana-Lafayette

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