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Newly-elected Gibsland police chief out on bond following arrest

Gregory Pickens, 35 (Source: Grambling Police Department) Gregory Pickens, 35 (Source: Grambling Police Department)

Gibsland newly-elected police chief is out on bond after his arrest in a domestic abuse incident that reportedly happened just hours before election polls opened.

Grambling police say they responded to a domestic disturbance call at a home in the 100 block of North Main Street in Grambling around 2 a.m. on Saturday, November 16th. When officers arrived, they determined that Gibsland Police Chief Gregory Pickens and his ex-girlfriend had got into a fight during an argument. This incident reportedly took place just hours before election polls opened at 7 a.m.

Police say Pickens allegedly broke some items and loaded several items that he bought during their relationship onto his pickup truck. Pickens drove away from the home before police arrived.

After an investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Pickens. He was taken to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. Pickens was charged with domestic abuse battery, criminal damage to property and theft.  His bond was set at $4,250. Police say Pickens has been ordered to stay away from the victim.

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