Victim has video back-up of assault

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Getting a video of the man trying to threaten them, played in the favor of a victim and her children.

Jesse Ruybal Jr., 35, of the 100 block of Kirby Place, has been charged by Minden Police with three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.

Chief Jared McIver said that around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sgt. Chris Cayer was dispatched to Kirby Place in reference to a verbal disturbance.

“When he arrived, it was to find the female victim and her juvenile children outside the residence,” McIver said. “The victim said Ruybal had produced a black handgun to force them to leave the residence.”

 She advised that she and her children feared for their lives when Ruybal allegedly said “I am going to blow y’all’s head off if y’all don’t leave.”

“This was all done while holding a handgun in his right hand and forcing them out of the residence,” said the chief. “The victim provided video evidence showing the confrontation.”

Ruybal was transported to Minden Police Department for booking and then to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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