Sheriff: Parish man arrested for 4th time

Published 10:54 am Thursday, September 9, 2021

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Danny Woodward, 41, a resident of Louisiana Highway 438, was arrested on Monday for the fourth time, according to Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office officials.

When WPSO deputies responded to a report of a suspicious person at a residence on Louisiana Highway 25, they encountered Woodward who was reportedly exhibiting bizarre behavior. As the deputies attempted to talk with him, Woodward began pacing and speaking incoherently, officials said.

Woodward reportedly refused all orders to comply and physically resisted the officers. He was subdued, restrained and placed under arrest. After he was subdued, officers reportedly discovered he was in possession of a quantity of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. In addition, the truck he was driving displayed a license plate registered to an entirely different vehicle, officials said.

Woodward was booked into the Washington Parish Jail on charges of possession of illegal drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer and driving a vehicle with switched license plates. His three previous arrests began in 2008 when he was arrested for domestic violence. In 2014, he was arrested again for possession of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. On his third arrest in 2016, he faced the same illegal drug charges.

“(Woodward) was too disoriented to carry on a conversation with deputies,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “Yet, he was driving on a parish highway, potentially endangering the safety of other motorists. I congratulate our fine officers for taking him into custody and getting him off of our roadway.”