Sheriff: Principal arrested, charged with striking deputy

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HOUMA, La. (The Courier) — Authorities in Louisiana say a high school principal was arrested and accused of hitting a deputy.

Ellender High School principal Darrell Lyn Dillard was arrested Saturday and charged with with one count of misdemeanor battery of a police officer.

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office said deputies were responding to a domestic disturbance call around 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities say deputies were taking two individuals into custody when Dillard appeared,and charged toward one of the suspects.

Authorities say Dillard hit a deputy that was in front of the suspect.

Deputies later took 55-year-old Dillard into custody. School Superintendent Philip Martin said Monday the incident is under investigation.

It’s unclear whether Dillard has an attorney.

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