By Bonnie Culverhouse
Webster Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested a south Webster man Sunday night on domestic abuse charges.
Colton Rhodes, 51, of the 4400 block of Camp Joy Road, Doyline, is charged with fourth offense (or more) domestic abuse battery with child endangerment and possession of methamphetamine.
Sheriff Jason Parker said when deputies Josh McCormick and Jake Winiarski arrived at the residence at around 11:30 p.m., Bossier Parish deputies already had Rhodes detained.
“The complainant told deputies she and her 13-year-old daughter had returned from getting food to find the door locked,” Parker said. “Rhodes opened the door and began cussing at the complainant. She said Rhodes grabbed her by the hair, trying to force her out.”
Rhodes reportedly grabbed her and tried to push her to the ground, punching her in the face.
“The daughter was between the two, and she kicked Rhodes in the groin area in an effort to stop him,” the sheriff said. “The victim had a bump and scratch on her head, consistent with being punched.”
Parker said Rhodes showed deputies scratches, claiming the victim struck him first.
“They appeared to be defensive marks,” Parker said. “When deputies arrested Rhodes, he asked Deputy McCormick to go to his bedroom to get his wallet out of his pants.
“The deputy located the pants and wallet, and when he put the pants back down, he felt a baggie in the front pocket,” the sheriff continued. “It contained suspected methamphetamine. When asked about the baggie, Rhodes claimed the pants did not belong to him.”
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