Man arrested at motel on domestic abuse charge

Published 8:32 am Wednesday, December 29, 2021

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On Tuesday, Dec. 21, a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy’s response to a disturbance at the Sportsman’s Inn motel south of Bogalusa resulted in the arrest of Jared Robert Hillery, 36, a resident of Highway 21 north of Bogalusa.

WPSO Chief Criminal Deputy Mike Haley said that during an argument with Hillery’s female companion over a WIC card, Hillery violently attacked her, an action which alerted persons in neighboring rooms who then called the WPSO.

The deputy arrested Hillery and transported him to the Washington Parish Jail on charges of domestic abuse with strangulation and disturbing the peace in a violent and tumultuous manner. His bond was set at $500; however, he will remain in jail due to a hold placed on him by the Louisiana Division of Probation and Parole for a probation violation, Haley said.

Hillery has been in the Washington Parish Jail on three previous occasions. In January of 2020 he was arrested for theft of a motor vehicle. In October of 2020 he was arrested again on charges of possession of illegal drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear in court. His third previous arrest occurred in July, when he was arrested for burglary, criminal mischief, tampering with surveillance equipment and contempt of court.

“Poor anger management often leads to poor decisions and sometimes, as in this case, to physical assault,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “I’m pleased our officer was able to intervene and make a proper arrest.”