July 13, 2022  |  05:33 pm

A former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office employee was arrested today (July 13) for two counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile.

Nathan Bennett, a former deputy in STPSO Corrections Division, was arrested Wednesday evening on the misdemeanor charges.

Bennett facilitated two underage females in running away from a residence, after one of the females reached out to him on social media and asked for a ride. Both juveniles have since been located.

Bennett’s employment with the Sheriff’s Office was terminated prior to his arrest. Bennett, 19, had been employed with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office for less than nine months.

“I hold all of our employees to the highest standard. When a public servant breaks the law, that individual must face the consequences,” said Sheriff Randy Smith.