Louisiana State Police Spokesman Brooks David says that a lieutenant with the Abbeville Police Department was arrested yesterday on a charge of simple battery.

The information surrounding the allegations are not known, and this is said to have happened when Lt. Jason Hebert was off duty.

Hebert is free after posting a $2,500 bond.

David says the Fifteenth Judicial District Attorney's Office asked State Police to look into the simple batter allegations and that's when their investigation started.

Now the information has been turned over the DA's office.

Hebert was arrested yesterday.