New charges against man accused of shooting and killing Lt. Michael Boutte

Joseph Rohrbacker, the man accused of shooting and killing Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. Michael Boutte, is now facing eight more charges.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department issued warrants for Rohrbacker’s arrest for three counts of touching a child for lustful purposes, or molestation, three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a child, one count of intimidating a witness, one count of aggravated animal cruelty.

He currently remains jailed at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

The fatal shooting of Lt. Michael Boutte is under investigation by MBI. If convicted of capital murder, Rohrbacker could face a sentence of life without parole or death by lethal injection.

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