WPSO deputy arrests man in Dixie Inn truck stop parking lot

By Paige Nash

A Webster Parish Deputy in the right place at the right time landed a Minden local behind bars on multiple charges this past Saturday, September 9.  

According to Webster Parish Sheriff Jason Parker, Deputy Derrick Phelps pulled into Buzz Buy parking lot in Dixie Inn and immediately became aware of a verbal altercation taking place between Randall Lary, 42, of the 100 block of Hollow Road in Minden, and his girlfriend.  

“As the altercation progressed, Deputy Phelps witnessed Mr. Lary push the woman, knocking her phone to the ground,” said Parker.  

Deputy Phelps quickly approached the pair. Upon asking them what was going on, he discovered that they were arguing because the woman allegedly sent another gentleman money via Cash App on her phone prior to leaving the store.  

Parker said, “Mr. Lary stated that he did not mean to push her so hard.” 

Deputy Phelps proceeded to arrest Lary in the Buzz Buy parking lot. Upon putting Lary in cuffs, the deputy searched his person and discovered two tin foil packages that Lary reportedly admitted was methamphetamine.  

Lary was booked into Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center. During the booking, it was discovered that Lary was also wanted for a previous warrant in a separate investigation. He was charged with domestic abuse battery, possession of Schedule II and theft of a firearm.

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