Former state Senator Derrick Shepherd has been arrested by New Orleans police after a traffic stop.

Police spokesman Bob Young said on Thursday that Shepherd was arrested for outstanding warrants for theft and domestic violence.

Shepherd is currently waiting to be sentenced, after pleading guilty in an unrelated federal corruption case.

Police booked Shepherd into Orleans Parish Prison Tuesday night after a traffic stop. He posted a $5,000 bond and was released

Details about the warrants were not immediately available.