Ricky Marttin, 51, 2415 4th Street, Jeanerette, LA, was arrested on January 15, 2016 at 3:12 pm for simple battery. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office security team at the Law Enforcement Center in Centerville observed a possible battery on an inmate by a correctional officer that occurred around 10:30 pm on January 14, 2015. The inmate was immediately attended by medical personnel who found no injuries. Detectives launched an investigation and collected evidence that Marttin, the correctional officer, struck an inmate in the face while escorting the offender to a dorm. Marttin was immediately terminated and subsequently placed under arrest on the criminal charge. No bail is set. The investigation is ongoing.
Sheriff Mark Hebert says, “These actions will not be tolerated here at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office. We, as law enforcement officers, are entrusted with public safety. Those who break that trust will be held accountable.”
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office
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