Convicted felon arrested again

Published 9:38 am Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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A Washington Parish man, who has already been convicted as a felon, was arrested again Tuesday after reportedly threatening people with a shotgun, according to Chief Deputy Mike Haley of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.

On Tuesday, WPSO deputies responded to a neighborhood west of Angie after reports of a man threatening others with a shotgun, Haley said.

Haley said that WPSO Patrol Depy. James Gregorio, assisted by Angie Officer Dillon Miller, encountered Paul L. Dykes, 58, a resident of Hideaway Lane, arrested him and placed him in the Washington Parish Jail.

After talking with the victims, officers located Dykes sitting on his back porch, Haley said. He reportedly admitted to the threat and was placed under arrest.

“While searching Dykes, officers discovered a quantity of methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia,” Haley said. “With Dykes’ permission, officers searched his residence and discovered the shotgun which had been used in the threat.”

Dykes was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with a concealed serial number, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of illegal drugs with a weapon present.

Dykes has a previous arrest in 2012 that led to his status as a convicted felon. In November of 2012, he was arrested and charged with four counts of possession of illegal drugs, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of illegal drugs with a weapon present and traffic offenses.

“There is no way to be certain what was going on in his mind, but it wasn’t good,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “I appreciate the good work of Deputy Gregorio and the Angie Police Department. Once again, this is a good example of area law enforcement agencies working together for the common good.”