New Orleans man guilty of battery on WP officer

Published 4:24 pm Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A Washington Parish jury last week convicted a 32-year-old New Orleans man of battery of a corrections facility officer for an incident that occurred last December in an Angie jail. The defendant, TwDarryl Toney, 34, of New Orleans, faces 3 1/3 to 10 years in prison.

Toney was being escorted from his cell to the shower at the B.B. “Sixty” Rayburn Correctional Center on Dec. 10 last year when he threw a noxious substance hidden in a cup on the corrections officer. Security cameras at the prison captured the incident on video, which was shown in court.

A six-person jury deliberated about 45 minutes before returning the guilty verdict, which was read by Judge Richard A. Swartz Jr. Toney already was serving a 30-year sentence on a 2004 manslaughter conviction in New Orleans. Sentencing has been set for July 13 in the battery case.