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Wanted man featured on Acadia Crime Stoppers arrested

A man recently featured on Acadia Parish Crimes Stoppers has been arrested, according to the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say that Billy Joe Hanks, who was recently featured in a segment of Crime Stoppers, was arrested on Saturday with the help of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team.

The Youngsville Police department received a tip regarding Hanks’ whereabouts. The information was shared with Acadia Parish deputies and an arrest warrant was executed.

Hanks was arrested in a hotel room in Lafayette without incident. He was wanted on charges of felony theft, aggravated flight from an officer, criminal damage to property and criminal trespassing.

Ryan Richard

Ryan Richard

Web Producer at KATC TV 3 Acadiana's News Channel
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