Sheriff, assessor, ministers to be arrested in support of breast cancer survivor organization

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish ministers, Sheriff Brett Stassi and Assessor Randy Sexton will be arrested on Friday, Oct. 18, at 9:30 a.m. with a minimum bond of $250 set for each of them, but residents need not be alarmed.

They are being arrested as part of a fund-raiser for Sisters Supporting Sisters, a local breast cancer survivor organization.

“The Iberville Parish Ministers Conference came to me to hold this fund-raiser in order to increase awareness of breast cancer and provide screenings for low income and uninsured women,” Stassi said. “Not only did I agree to ‘arrest’ them, but I will also be ‘arrested.’

“We will all be held at the Iberville Parish Courthouse until we raise at least $250 each to ‘bond out’ of jail.”

Church and community members are encouraged to donate and witness this event at the Courthouse.

The following pastors will be “arrested” for their compassion for Iberville woman and their breast cancer fight: Rev. John Jordan, Rev. Van Smith Jr., Rev. Clyde E. McNell Sr., Rev. Anthony Royal, Rev. Joseph Jones, Rev. Marques Braggs, Rev. Shannon Warner, Rev. Johnnie Williams, Rev. Geoffrey Sykes, Rev. Andrew Richardson and Rev. Lee Wesley.

Statistics show that one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and Louisiana has one of the highest breast cancer death rates in the United States.