Sheriff: New year begins with arrest for attempted murder

Published 10:10 am Monday, January 3, 2022

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On Saturday, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence on Louisiana Highway 38 after reports of a stabbing, according to WPSO Chief Criminal Deputy Mike Haley.

Arriving at the scene, deputies discovered a woman who had reportedly been stabbed in the neck after an argument with an intoxicated man. Northshore EMS arrived at the scene and transported to a regional hospital for treatment. The man was taken into custody and transported to the Washington Parish Jail.

After questioning by a WPSO detective, Randy Davis, 60, was arrested and charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault. He was also booked into the jail on outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court and driving under suspension. His bond was set at $2,500.

“Not a good way to start the new year,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “Domestic disputes, coupled with alcohol consumption, never have a good outcome. I offer my thanks to our officers and Northshore personnel who responded and managed this situation.”