Deputy fired following arrest - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Deputy fired following arrest

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Scott Doyle Helms. (Source Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office) Scott Doyle Helms. (Source Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office)

A 43-year-old deputy with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has been terminated following his arrest on a charge of criminal damage to property over $3,000.

Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Scott Helms turned himself in to the Sheriff's Office on a Lake Charles Police Department warrant.

"After his arrest, an internal investigation was conducted which resulted in his termination from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office," Myers said in a news release.

Myers said the property involved in the Feb. 11 incident was in possession of a family member.

Helms was released after posting a $2,500 bond.

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