Abuse Suspect Bars the Door when Deputies Arrive

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Shortly after midnight on November 15, 2017 Red River Communications received a call in reference to a domestic dispute that occurred two nights earlier. After Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office (RRPSO) deputies made contact with the caller, they proceeded to a residence in the 4500 block of Hwy 783 to speak with the alleged female victim.

While deputies talked with the victim outside of her residence, she alleged that Donald Brown abused her the previous two nights. In addition to constant verbal attacks, Brown was reported to have grabbed her around the throat, hurt her hand, and slammed her head into the wall causing facial and shoulder injuries. Bruising on her arms and forehead was observed by the deputies.

While deputies were outside the mobile home speaking with the victim, Brown locked the rear door to prevent deputies from entering the residence. Repeated instructions to open the door were ignored by Brown. Deputies made entry through an unsecured front door, but did not visually observe the suspect. Brown was instructed to come out of hiding and show his hands. He eventually jumped out of a closet located in the kitchen area and actively resisted deputies as they tried to affect an arrest. After warning Brown to comply or he would be tased, a deputy deployed his Taser CEW (conducted electrical weapon), temporarily incapacitating the subject. He was subsequently placed under arrest without further incident and transported to the Red River Parish Jail (RRPJ) for booking.

Donald W. Brown, W/M, age 49 of the 4500 block of Hwy 783, Ringgold, LA was charged with one count of Domestic Abuse Battery and one count of Resisting a Police Officer with Force or Violence. He was also booked on an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear in court for Criminal Fines and Costs, Simple Battery and Resisting and Officer.

His total bond was set at $60,590 and he remains incarcerated in the RRPJ.


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