Human argument over canines leads to arrest

By Bonnie Culverhouse

An argument over dogs between two men led to the arrest of one.

James Lee Walker, 60, of Doyline, was arrested by Webster Parish Sheriff’s deputies for aggravated assault with a firearm.

Sheriff Jason Parker said Sgt. Josh McCormick, Lt. Charles Wimberly and Dep. Spencer White were dispatched to A.J. Jefferson Road in reference to someone possibly pulling a gun on the complainant.

“Dispatch advised the male allegedly pulled the gun and left the scene in an older model flat bed pickup,” Parker said. “While en route, Sgt. McCormick noticed the truck at Kirk’s Chapel and notified Lt. Wimberly. Then, McCormick made contact with the complainant.”

The complainant reportedly told deputies he was in a heated argument with Walker the night before because Walker’s dogs were on his property.

“The complainant woke up the next morning and found Walker in front of his house, which is on a dead-end road,” said the sheriff. “They began arguing again about the dogs and the complainant said Walker pulled a black Remington bolt action hunting rifle out of the vehicle window and was saying things like, ‘you don’t know who you’re messing with.’”

Walker reportedly left the scene when the complainant called 911.

“Walker told deputies he was looking for his dogs and the two men began arguing,” Parker said. “He said he never threatened the complainant with the gun but only moved it from the seat to the driver’s side of his truck. Since Walker had a gun that matched the complainant’s description, he would have to have brandished it for the complainant to see it.”

Walker was placed under arrest and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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