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Sheriff: Gonzales man accused of threating to kill Ascension Parish judge, DA and then himself


BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies say a 71-year-old Gonzales man has been arrested after allegedly telling a clerk of court official in Baton Rouge that he was going to kill an Ascension Parish judge, district attorney and then himself.

Allison Hudson, a spokeswoman with the sheriff's office, tells The Advocate ( ) Paul Cleveland made the comments in Baton Rouge Friday when he was leaving the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal after losing an appeal of a DWI arrest.

Hudson says Cleveland was arrested at his home in Gonzales.

Cleveland was booked with threatening a public official.

It was unclear whether he has an attorney.

Information from: The Advocate,

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