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Parish man arrested for domestic abuse

Jonathan Walter Magee, 40, a resident of Louisiana Highway 430, was arrested Wednesday on charges of domestic abuse with children present, according to Chief Deputy Mike Haley of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The arrest came as the result of a complaint from the victim and an initial investigation by a WPSO patrol deputy, who determined the abuse had occurred, Haley said.

The patrol deputy and a patrol lieutenant located Magee, arrested him, and transported him to the Washington Parish Jail where he was booked on five counts of domestic abuse with child endangerment.

Haley said that Magee has previous stays in the Washington Parish Jail beginning with drug possession, assault and a protective order violation in 2006. In 2007, he was arrested again for domestic abuse, protective order violation, indecent behavior with juveniles, simple battery, resisting arrest by flight, disturbing the peace and traffic offenses.

“Never will we tolerate known abuse of a spouse or other family member,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “Magee’s history of domestic abuse demonstrates some underlying issues that he must address. Otherwise, such behavior is likely to continue. I appreciate the fine work of our officers in making this arrest.”