Mental competency hearing Tues. for former Orleans Sheriff's deputy

Published: Oct. 6, 2015 at 10:25 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A mental competency hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a former Orleans Parish Sheriff's Deputy accused of going on a rampage in a restaurant parking lot.

Based on the outcome of the hearing, the violent accusations former Orleans sheriff's deputy Paul Sylvester faces could land him in jail.

Back in July, investigators say Sylvester was near Camp and Calliope Streets when he followed a car, and when it stopped they say Sylvester got out and not only started screaming at people in the car, but also fired several shots at them. No one was hurt, but moments later police say Sylvester's violent rage continued, only this time at a Waffle House in Gentilly where Sylvester is accused of wrestling a man to the ground outside

Sylvester is no stranger to these types of accusations

Back in 2010, police say a woman had to go to the hospital after Sylvester showed up at the nail salon she was in and punched her. Those chargers were dropped.

A year later, Sylvester was accused of going into a convenient store, flashing his gun and screaming at a group of men, but those charges were also dropped.

For the latest incidents that happened this past July, Sylvester faces aggravated assault and battery charges. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday at Orleans Parish Criminal Court.

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