Deputies arrest man for assault

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A Greenwood man is in a Webster Parish jail cell after allegedly assaulting a female locally.

Jesse Wade Disotell, 38, of the 9100 block of Church St., Greenwood, La., is charged with domestic abuse battery with strangulation, false imprisonment, second degree battery and resisting an officer.

Webster Parish Sheriff Jason Parker said his deputies were dispatched to Minden Medical Center Saturday night to investigate the alleged assault, which reportedly happened outside Minden city limits.

“Deputies observed multiple abrasions on the victim’s face, left eye and legs,” Parker said. “Her eye was completely shut.”

The victim reportedly told deputies her boyfriend Disotell would not allow her to leave a Caney Lake Road residence and kept her against her will for approximately 10 hours.

“During that time, she said Disotell punched her multiple times with a closed fist, choked her unconscious, touched her hair with a blow torch and threw a cleaning agent liquid in her eyes,” said the sheriff. “She attempted to hide under a trailer, but Disotell found her and choked her unconscious.”

Law enforcement reportedly discovered Disotell asleep in his vehicle in the parking lot of a local discount store.

“The deputies asked Disotell to explain what happened, and he stated he believes someone drugged him and he didn’t know where he was,” Parker said. “He was unable to give a detailed account of what happened throughout the day.”

Parker said that due to his impairment and lack of detail regarding the incident, Disotell was determined to be the aggressor in the incident.

“While attempting to put Disotell in the patrol vehicle, he became irate with deputies,” the sheriff said. “He began actively pulling away and refused to get in the vehicle.”

Once deputies were able to place Disotell in the vehicle, they transported him to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center. The victim received medical attention for her injuries.

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