Deputy arrests local man for hit-and-run incident

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Webster Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a local man after viewing video of his vehicle striking another and leaving the scene.

Nicholas Shamar Williams, 21, of the 200 block of Shirley Drive, Minden, was arrested for hit-and-run and possession of marijuana.

Sheriff Jason Parker said Dep. Jacob Winiarski was dispatched to a truck stop in Dixie Inn Friday afternoon in reference to a hit-and-run incident in the restaurant parking lot.

“The deputy made contact with the victim who showed damage on her vehicle,” Parker said. “He reviewed security camera footage and obtained pictures of a white Charger with a black stripe along the bottom of the doors.”

Parker said Winiarski also obtained pictures of a male entering and exiting the restaurant. A waitress reportedly confirmed the individual to be Williams.

“While patrolling inside Minden City limits, the deputy observed the vehicle on Talton Street and initiated a traffic stop,” said the sheriff. “He made contact with Williams and noted he was wearing the same clothing as in the security footage.”

The deputy placed Williams under arrest and while speaking with him reportedly noticed the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Williams allegedly admitted to having the marijuana inside his vehicle, and while conducting a search, the deputy reportedly discovered a small clear plastic bag containing suspected natural marijuana.

“The deputy also noticed damage on the vehicle that was consistent with the hit-and-run,” Parker said.

Williams was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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