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Prominent Slidell resident arrested for alleged sexual battery

Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | Views: 3076

Prominent Slidell resident arrested for alleged sexual battery
From St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office:
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Slidell-area man on charges of sexual battery.

On August 29, 2018, the STPSO received a complaint regarding a sexual battery incident that occurred a day prior (August 28). The twenty-two year old female victim advised the incident occurred following a social gathering in a Slidell-area subdivision. The victim identified the offender as 58-year-old David Mannella of Slidell.

The subsequent investigation led to a warrant being issued through the 22nd Judicial Court for Mannella’s arrest pursuant to L.R.S. 14:43.1 (Sexual Battery).

Mannella was taken into custody (Sept. 11) without incident and will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail.

Mannella is well-known in the Slidell community, where he serves as chairman on the St. Tammany Planning and Zoning Commission and vice chair of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Board of Directors.