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Suspect shot twice after knocking deputy to the ground; additional drug, battery charges

Photo provided by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 10:00pm

A Livingston man was shot twice after he allegedly knocked a deputy to the ground. The man is recovering in a local hospital and will be booked on a handful of charges once he is released.

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that it all started on Sunday, May 19 after deputies responded to a call about a disturbance at a home on Florida Blvd. When deputies arrived on scene, the suspect, Zebulun Kennedy, 25, charged the deputy.

Officials say the deputy fired two shots in self-defense. Although Kennedy was struck by both, he continued to flee the scene.

Kennedy was eventually apprehended and transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Once released Kennedy will be charged with Second-Degree Battery (for hitting a 26-year-old female), Resisting a Police Officer with Force or Violence, Domestic Abuse Battery, Possession of Hallucinogenic Substances, Manufacture of Hallucinogenic Substances, and Simple Battery.

The female that Kennedy is accused of hitting was also arrested. Blythe Millet is charged with Possession of Hallucinogenic Substances and Manufacture of Hallucinogenic Substances. She is currently being held on a $50,000 bond.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.


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