Orleans Parish sheriff’s deputy arrested for assault with gun

Paul Sylvester (Photo: WWLTV)

NEW ORLEANS — An Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy is facing an aggravated assault with a firearm charge, according to a police official.

Paul Sylvester, 30, was brought into custody Tuesday. He’s accused of a crime spree spanning three NOPD police districts.

In one incident, Sylvester reportedly got into an argument outside of a Waffle House in Gentilly that turned physical.

Police haven’t released any further details on the allegations surrounding the deputy, but incidents have been reported in the 3rd, 6th and 7th districts.

The New Orleans Advocate says this isn’t the first time Sylvester has been booked with aggravated assault. The district attorney’s office dropped two assault charges against him in 2011.

The sheriff’s office released a statement saying they fired Sylvester, a five-year member of the sheriff’s office, on Tuesday.

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