Former Hazlehurst police officer charged with extortion - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Former Hazlehurst police officer charged with extortion

HAZLEHURST, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Former Hazlehurst police officer LaGracha Amon Carter-Boyd has been arrested following a Copiah County Grand Jury indictment on one count of extortion. Carter-Boyd, 25, of Hazlehurst, was arrested Friday by officers with the Copiah County Sheriff's Office.

The indictment alleges that Boyd, while on duty, accepted money from a citizen on the pretense of "fixing" a ticket that Boyd had previously issued the same citizen.

If convicted, Boyd faces up to five years behind bars.

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