Cop Watch

Thursday, January 06, 2005

East Baton Rouge officer arrested, accused of stealing $200,000

BATON ROUGE, La. Officials say a lieutenant in the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office was in the parish jail today after being accused of stealing more than 200-thousand dollars, plus drugs and guns, from the evidence room.

An arrest warrant alleges that Lieutenant Gwendolyn Carroll, the sheriff's evidence custodian, was arrested yesterday (Tuesday), after a search of her house turned up scores of evidence envelopes stashed in 18 gallon plastic tubs.

The warrant says Carroll stole the money, drugs and guns over a six-year period.

Carroll faces counts of tampering with evidence, theft, theft of a firearm, possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine.