Methamphetamine in his pocket

Published 1:28 pm Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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Patrick Allen Brown, 26, a resident of Houston Thomas Road, was arrested the night of Nov. 14 after Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies Kyle Stogner and Randall Garcia stopped him on Highway 62 for driving without headlights. When the officers searched him for officer safety, they discovered a packet of methamphetamine in Brown’s pocket.

As a handcuffed Brown was being led to the patrol vehicle, he broke away and attempted to run across Highway 62. Deputies pursued and caught him, then transported him to the Washington Parish Jail. He was booked into the jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine, resisting arrest by flight on foot, driving while under suspension and driving without headlights.

Brown has four previous stays in the Washington Parish Jail. In 2016, he was arrested for domestic violence, followed by a 2017 arrest for unauthorized use of a moveable and failure to appear in court. He faced numerous charges in 2018, including two counts of distribution of illegal drugs, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of illegal drugs, possession of stolen property, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of illegal drugs with a weapon present. In August 2020, he was arrested for possession of illegal drugs.

“It’s safe to say that Mr. Brown appears to have some lifestyle issues,” said Sheriff Randy Seal. “I’m so glad our officers encountered him and were able to remove him from behind the wheel before some tragic occurrence. Good job, Deputy Stogner and Deputy Garcia!”